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‘Our Food Medicine’ is Our

Healing at Indigenous Foods and Cultural Gathering Day

Humboldt County, CA | FREE Thursday, March 28, 2024 Vol. XXXIV Issue 13
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1. In a meadow by redwoods tall and grand, Elk roam freely in nature’s splendid land.

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‘Pure Souls’


Dogs … the only love money can buy. My heart goes out to Setlist reporter Collin Yeo on the recent loss of his dog.

As someone who has had to carry out several times that final act of love that Yeo details, his recent column “He Was a Friend of Mine” (March 21) is a poignant reminder to cherish the time we have with our loved ones ... four-footed and otherwise. In our grief, we have to remind ourselves how privileged we have been to be blessed with such pure souls as beloved companions.

What is remembered lives forever, Collin — love most of all.


‘Thumb on the Scales’


It seems Humboldt County District Attorney Stacey Eads has sent a clear message to all of our superior court judges: Rule favorably for my prosecutors or you, too, could be given a blanket disqualification. And be taken o of all criminal cases to boot. (“Court Challenge,” March 14.)

While this may be a novel action to be taken in Humboldt County, Eads didn’t just create this out of whole cloth. In fact, DAs across California and the country have taken such action against judges they deem as not ruling in their favor often enough.

Surely it can be argued if a DA (or defense attorneys) should even have this authority to take such actions, as it clearly flies in the face of the concept of an independent judiciary. But they clearly do have that power, as was demonstrated last November, when such an action was taken against Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Kelly Neel, who by all accounts has always been considered a fair and ethical judge and, before that, as a prosecutor and a public defender.

But just being fair to both sides is apparently not satisfactory enough for Eads. It seems the DA has been putting her thumb on the scales of justice and demanding that her side be given preferential treatment … or else!

Richard Salzman, Arcata

On Voting


I appreciate the vehemence with which George Clark bemoans what he calls the “biggest threat to democracy” — low turnout rates in mid-term elections.

(Mailbox, March 21.) I mean, it sure sounds bad, what with “shuttered storefronts,” a “collapsed demand for production”

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and a “collapsing economy,” etc. But I’m confused; if the 30 percent participation rate in the latest election is “a figure unchanged since” 1979, it sounds like we’ve limped along for 45 years at least without a final collapse. (Nice to see a shout out to the Sage of Plains by the way; in my book the Gentleman Peanut Farmer doesn’t get his due as a doomsayer.)

I also don’t get how low voter participation rates lead to “predatory businesses turning the poor into the destitute,” or make it more expensive to put grampa in the old folks home. (I can say that, I’m old.)

Since about 40 percent of the electorate appears to be made up of cretins and/ or creeps who think investing a cretinous creep with absolute power will make things “great” again, and who almost certainly support everything the GOP has done over the years to make the rich richer and the non-rich sorry they were born, maybe it’s best we don’t have more people voting. After all, a higher percentage of the eligible electorate voted in the presidential race in 2016 than in 2012, and I can’t say the result was an improvement.


The turnout for the recent primary election was 26 percent for Humboldt County and 27 percent statewide.

Untold thousands of people have given their lives to preserve our democracy and right to vote, and yet 75 percent of voters were too busy or did not bother to exercise that right.

The next election will be the most important one in our lifetime. It will determine whether we will continue to live in a democracy or live under authoritarian rule.

Those of you who didn’t take the time to vote or thought your vote wouldn’t count have no one to blame but yourselves for the election outcomes and have lost your right to criticize. • Thursday, March 28, 2024 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL 5
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‘Low-Hanging Fruit’


Yes, California is not close to meeting climate change mandates, just like CalMatters reported (NCJ Daily, March 21). Nonetheless, there are a few solutions to many of the problems which we seem deliberately blind to.

More than a decade ago, before electric cars were the big deal they are now, there was quite a bit of conversation about how reduced speed limits not only prevented traffic deaths, but also reduced air pollution. Reduce speed x percent, reduce pollution y percent. So, there’s a bit of low-hanging fruit. (I wrote to one of our legislators about this with actual figures and got a response from an aide which basically said, “How interesting.”)

We hear repeatedly about the need for more electricity, and not just for electric cars. The amount of electricity that households use has increased wildly, but the ease and comfort of living has not followed. What about using less? Is frugality a last-century concept?

Do we even want to look at agriculture? The way conventional agriculture is practiced in most of California is not conducive to air, water or soil quality. Get rid of CAFOs anyone? And maybe stop spraying crops from airplanes — or stop spraying poisons on crops altogether. What if California shifted rapidly to organic farming. Yeah, people would go nuts.

‘Too Much Fixin’’


Anyway, to address the current mess regarding bird names … .

I’ve been shining on the current PC about names and personas until an article in the North Coast Journal about renam-

ing birds, which had someone’s name as part of theirs, on grounds that many of these people “weren’t very nice” (“Bird Names for Everyone,” Feb. 29).

Of course, some of them were — nice that is. And some of those people were just friends of the discoverer, so, hell, let’s go ahead and confuse everybody. But how about this … let’s just go ahead and admit that some of the heroes (and heroines) of our youth had feet of clay, and leave the names as they are to remind us of that fact.

The thing that really got me up on this soapbox was Ken Burton’s column in the local Audubon’s “Sandpiper” in the EcoNews, which listed 38 candidates for renaming!

I was so disgusted by the point of view I couldn’t even finish reading it.

Someone once said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” There is entirely too much fixin’ going on these days.

Bruce Slocum, Ferndale


The story headlined “After A” in the March 14, 2024, edition of the North Coast Journal included inaccurate information about when cannabis farmers who owe Measure S taxes must have their bills paid in full. Farmers have until March 31 to enter into a payment plan with the county, and until Dec. 31, 2025, to pay off any balance owed. The Journal regrets the error.

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Military Transport Ships Eyeing Port in Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Bay may soon be home to a few new — and very large — ships.

The possibility floated into public view toward the end of the March 20 meeting of the Humboldt Bay Development Association Board of Directors when Vice Chair Leroy Zerlang updated his colleagues on his efforts to get the U.S. Maritime Administration to contract to house two — and possibly three — 800-foot-long ships in Humboldt Bay.

“These ships are the ready-to-go-to-war ships,” Zerlang said at the meeting, adding they would be constantly ready to deploy within 24-hour’s notice and calling the prospect “very exciting.”

Reached after the meeting, Zerlang corrected a bit to say these aren’t actually war ships in the classic sense, but cargo ships used to transport military personnel and equipment to strategic locations. It appears the vessels would be part of the Maritime Administration’s Ready Reserve Force (RRF), which includes about 60 ships strategically positioned at various “outports” around the country. The ships are maintained by civilian crews to be constantly at the ready to deploy at short notice.

“As a key element of the Department of Defense strategic sealift, the RRF primarily supports transport of Army and Marine Corps unit equipment, combat support equipment, and initial resupply during critical surge periods — the period of time before commercial ships can be secured for similar support,” the Maritime Administration’s website states.

“They’re ships that would be ready to go within 24 hours,” Zerlang told the Journal “They have a civilian crew on board of about 30 people on each ship — high-paid civilians that maintain the ship, do maintenance and then, if there was a problem, a war, the ship gets underway to an undisclosed military base where they’re actually loaded with the bullets and equipment.”

In the event of a deployment, a captain and crew would be flown in to pilot the ship, Zerlang said, adding the Maritime Administration has been in touch with local airports, as well.

Zerlang said he believes three docks in Humboldt Bay — Schneider Dock, Schmidbauer Dock and the Fairhaven Terminal — could all accommodate the ships, noting federal officials have been in contact with all three, though all would likely need to make some infrastructure improvements.

Landing the five-year contract to house the ships would be a boon for Humboldt Bay and the county, Zerlang said. In addition to the potential influx of 60 to 90 well-paying jobs, Zerlang said the boats would need 24/7 security and would provide work for electricians, longshoremen, fabricators and other machine shops. “They spend a lot of money in port,” Zerlang said. Perhaps more importantly, Zerlang said the ships would help boost the bay’s “tonnage,” or the metric the Army Corps of Engineers uses to estimate a port’s usage and prioritize dredging, noting the corps may also prioritize dredging harbors with RRF vessels as a matter of national security.

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According to Zerlang, the ships being considered for placement in Humboldt Bay would be roll-on, roll-off vessels designed to transport ground vehicles, from tanks and armored vehicles to personnel carriers. They wouldn’t store any live ammunition or explosives when in port, Zerlang said, but would deploy to another location to be outfitted with tanks, missiles, troops or whatever else.

“It would be great for the harbor,” he said.

Eureka City Manager Miles Slattery said he was unaware of the effort when contacted by the Journal on March 26 but believes it could be beneficial if it comes to fruition. Primarily, he said, securing more reliably consistent dredging of the bay entrance and its channels would have reverberating impacts, both in helping existing users — from Green Diamond’s exports

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to the commercial fishing fleet — and potential new ones, noting that shoaling has proven an obstacle to some waterfront development.

“Economically, it would be good,” Slattery said.

Also reached on March 26, North Coast Congressmember Jared Huffman similarly said he was unaware of efforts to bring Maritime Administration ships to Humboldt Bay, adding he has some reservations.

“One of the things that we’re already trying to work through very carefully is how to make sure the offshore wind project works in harmony with our working harbor and the fishing fleet and with other shipping that needs to come in and out of Humboldt Bay,” Huffman said, adding he would be cautious about bringing 800-foot ships into the middle “of this balancing act that we’re already trying to navigate.”

If it lands the contract, Humboldt Bay would be the only port between San Francisco and Tacoma, Washington, to host an RRF vessel, potentially making it more strategically desirable as the Maritime Administration looks to bolster its fleet.

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tration’s National Defense Reserve Fleet, the RRF is intended to support the rapid worldwide deployment of U.S. military forces. The program grew from comprising just six ships at its inception to more than 100 in 1994 before its numbers have steadily dwindled to just 48 today. It is unclear why the administration is now pushing to expand the program, but it could be due to the U.S. Navy’s struggles to maintain a readily deployable surface fleet.

The industry publication Defensenews. com reported back in January that the Navy was falling well short of its goal of having 75 combat-ready ships deployable at any given time, with an unnamed official telling the publication the actual number was likely in the “low 50s.” U.S. Naval Institute News, meanwhile, reported earlier this month that a Maritime Administration RRF ship was preparing to deploy to Gaza loaded with a modular causeway and other equipment needed to build a floating pier needed to bring humanitarian aid to the war-torn territory’s residents.

Zerlang said he’s personally been working to recruit the Maritime Administration to Humboldt Bay for three years, believing it a key to better maintaining dredging

of the bay’s entrance and channels, while bringing other economic benefits. He’s pleased those efforts may be bearing fruit, saying officials had already come to Humboldt County to meet with him, dock owners, local fire departments and others. Next steps, he said, include soliciting letters of support from the city of Eureka and the Harbor District, while proving to the Maritime Administration that local infrastructure is ready to accommodate the massive ships and their crews that might have to be flown in at a moment’s notice.

While Zerlang said contracts could be finalized with the Maritime Administration in as soon as 160 days, he said they could also take as long as a year. He said there would likely be plenty of permitting processes to navigate — naming the California Coastal Commission and the air quality control board, as a couple agencies with likely jurisdiction — though he said he wasn’t sure what that would entail.

Some may bristle at the prospect of seeing a military-style ship docked on Humboldt Bay, but Zerlang said he doesn’t see it as much different than a ship loaded with wood chips for export. But these from the Maritime Administration, he said,

wouldn’t be extracting anything from the local area — just bringing jobs and, potentially, more regular dredging.

“They’re safe, very well maintained, very good for the economy,” he said.

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Huffman, Haaland to Visit Humboldt Bay Amid Growing Tribal Offshore Wind Opposition

Amid an upwelling of Native opposition to plans to build offshore wind farms, including one off the coast of Eureka, United States Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and North Coast Congressmember Jared Huffman were slated to visit Humboldt Bay on March 28, in part to meet with local tribes and hear their concerns.

Reached March 26 to ask about growing tribal opposition to federal plans to build a floating, deep water wind farm 21 miles east of Humboldt Bay — the latest of which came from the Trinidad Rancheria — Huffman said he remains committed to both pushing offshore wind forward but addressing tribal concerns, believing the two are not mutually exclusive.

“I don’t support a project that runs roughshod over tribes, the environment or any of our other values,” Huffman told the Journal. “The reason I support this offshore wind project is because it can be done in a way that I think supports those values and, really, enhances them. I think this is more a conversation about how to do this project rather than whether to do this project.”

Huffman’s comments came a day after the Trinidad Rancheria issued a press release announcing its tribal council had approved a resolution officially opposing offshore wind, making it the third local tribe to do so, along with the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria and the Yurok Tribe. In the release, the Trinidad Rancheria also expressed support for the resolution passed by the National Congress of American Indians in February calling on the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to halt all scoping and permitting activities for offshore wind until completion of a transparent process “adequately protecting tribal environments and sovereign interests” is developed and implemented.

“The Trinidad Rancheria stands in solidarity with other local tribes in opposition of offshore wind projects until there is shared tribal jurisdictional authority over, and tribal management of, offshore renewable energy activities,” the Trinidad Rancheria press release states. “There is insufficient scientific research on the adverse impacts associated with the floating

wind turbines and platforms, the effects to marine life from the subsea transmission cables and the overland transmission lines, and there has been minimal effort to consult with Tribes on this project that would have massive impacts on our ancestral lands and waters. We have significant concerns regarding the impact to view shed from sacred cultural sites and the impacts to the cultural landscape overall. Additionally, this project is not benefiting the local community and instead asks us yet again to sacrifice our cultural and marine resources for the benefit of communities far from home.”

Earlier this month, in announcing its opposition to the project, the Yurok Tribe, the largest tribe in the state, highlighted three areas of concern. First, it contends the 900-foot-tall wind turbines “will indelibly tarnish” sacred sites from the coast to the high country once they are floating offshore. Second, the tribe contends there is “insufficient research” on potential environmental impacts of the project. Third, the tribe charges the federal government hasn’t recognized the tribe’s “unceded ocean territory or its sovereign authority to determine whether and how this territory should be developed.”

Just days after the Yurok Tribe’s announcement, the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria followed suit, announcing its opposition due to “insufficient” scientific review, impacts on view sheds and the sacrifice of local resources for the benefit of added “electrical capacity for large cities in Central and Southern California.”

Subsidiaries of RWE Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners combined to bid more than $330 million for two leases to build floating wind farms off the coast of Humboldt County in 2022 and are currently doing site assessment and survey work, including environmental and cultural impact analysis, and operational planning. Once complete, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will then conduct an environmental review of the company’s plans, which will then also have to go through an extensive permitting process and get the approval of the California Coastal Commission before construction begins.

If finally approved, the project would

rely on relatively new technology to tether 15 or so of these floating turbines — 900-foot-tall structures affixed to partially submerged barges, each of which will be roughly the size of the Arcata Plaza — to the ocean floor, some 2,500 below. The turbines would generate electricity that would be transported through underwater cables to an onshore substation. While they’re nearly as tall as the Eifel Tower, and would loom prominently while in Humboldt Bay for construction or maintenance, officials have said the turbines would be barely visible from shore with the naked eye once placed in the farm area.

Huffman, who has been a vocal supporter of the project and recently helped the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District secure a $427 million Department of Transportation grant to fund redeveloping the old pulp mill site on the Samoa Peninsula into a heavy lift terminal to service the massive infrastructure needed for offshore wind, says he is intent on re-engaging with local tribes in an effort to address their concerns.

“I always take their concerns seriously, and I always want to make sure we are honoring tribal sovereignty and listening to tribal perspectives to the greatest extent possible including tribes and partnering with them,” he said. “And I’m sure there’s room for improvement on all of that here. But I don’t think that means offshore wind can’t work for the entire community, including tribes, and I’m determined to make that happen.”

Huffman said some of the tribes’ concerns are “very legitimate” and currently being studied, noting that he wouldn’t support a project that might “wreck ma-

rine habitat or negatively impact salmon runs.” But Huffman said he’s also keenly aware that this project and others like it are an integral piece to state and federal efforts to combat the global climate crisis, which is real and unrelenting.

“We have a planet that we have to save, and that’s the big picture that can’t be obscured by any other details of this project, because offshore wind is critical to decarbonizing the fifth largest economy in the world,” he said. “There’s just no way you’re going to do that without offshore wind.”

Huffman also touts the potential economic opportunity the proposed wind farm presents for the region, noting it could create 5,000 “good-paying jobs” with a host of reverberating fiscal impacts.

Haaland, who is native to the Pueblo of Laguna Tribe in New Mexico and is the first Native cabinet secretary in the nation’s history, has been both a vocal supporter of offshore wind and a strong advocate for Native interests, strengthening her department’s policies and procedures for tribal consultations. Huffman says he’s hopeful she can help bridge the burgeoning offshore wind divide, starting with their upcoming visit to Humboldt Bay and meetings with tribal leaders.

“I think it’s important for them to hear from the highest ranking Indigenous person in U.S. history, and I know she supports this offshore wind project in a big way, and no one can question her commitment to honoring tribes and sovereignty,” Huffman said. “My hope is that she is the kind of honest broker who can help keep things on track.” • Thursday, March 28, 2024 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL 9
Flanked by Congressmember Jared Huffman and Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland speaks at a press conference about offshore wind power at the Woodley Island Marina last year. Photo by Mark McKenna

‘Our Food is Our Medicine’ Healing at Indigenous Foods and Cultural Gathering Day

Marion Frye is cutting sea anemones, or sa’roh, gelatinous looking fists pulled from rocks at low tide. She’s let them rest a couple days in water so they won’t sting her hands. “Yeah, ‘horse’s ass,’” she says with a chuckle, explaining the nickname of the creatures whose flowery tendrils retract when touched. She cuts into the greengray rings and scores them along the inside to straighten them out, as one might a shrimp, until they resemble huge caterpillars. She’ll batter and fry them in bacon grease someone else is bringing today.

“In most of the state, we weren’t allowed to gather our own food. It was against the law. We were criminals,” says Frye, her eyes still on the sa’roh. She looks up at her granddaughter on the other side of the table and smiles. “Gramma’s making sa’roh.”

Frye doesn’t remember the first time she cooked or ate sa’roh but for some at the Indigenous Foods and Cultural Gathering Day on March 10 at Suemêg Village in Sue-Meg State Park, it will be the first time tasting this ancient food. Funded through a food sovereignty grant awarded to the California Tribal Court Coalition, the program’s demonstrations and cultural sharing focus on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), including the harvesting and preparation of foods like lamprey eel, acorns, mussels, elk, berries, greens and the sa’roh Frye is preparing. But the event’s organizers’ goals go beyond the realm of food as they seek to heal and support connections between community members, their cultures and

families, and their ancestral lands.

Frye and her daughter Seafha Ramos, an assistant professor at Northwestern Arizona University, work in tandem at the stove, Frye turning the chunks in the bubbling fat and poking with a fork to see when they’re done. When they’ve passed muster, Seafha cuts the thick, knobby strips into pieces and sets them on a paper towel in a foil tray. Under the savory crust of batter, the meat has a mild seafood flavor and a chewy crunch similar to jellyfish. It’s easy to understand why it’s a delicacy and why Frye’s gathering spot is a secret.

Standing in the middle of the open space under an umbrella, Maiya Rainer, a California State Parks interpreter at Suemeg State Park, has to shout a little to reach everyone over the rain hitting the trees and the roof of the kitchen. “We haven’t had a voice, we haven’t had a space to be here,” she calls out to the crowd huddled on the covered patio and under pop-up canopies. “In the last four years, we’ve been able to make a change. … We’re able to tell our own stories and not have other people tell our stories for us.”

One of the sheltered picnic tables is piled with baskets, some with more open weaving, some tight enough to hold water, ground acorn and the fire-heated rocks that will boil the porridge. There are carved wooden paddles for stirring and acorns in various stages of processing. Yurok Food Sovereignty Program Food Village Coordinator Annelia Hillman is running the day’s demonstration. She’s led workshops and field trips on acorn gathering and process-

ing, and making nets from iris fibers, and she’s planning an upcoming class on nettles.

“It’s about engaging people in positive activity that connects them back to the land … making those connections back to our cultural roots, our ancestors, back to our land, our foods,” Hillman says. “It’s so healing for people, especially people in recovery,” whether from substance abuse or other issues. That connection, she says, is made not just through consumption of cultural foods, but through taking part in the processing of them. “Everything we did in life was like a prayer. Everything is a ceremony,” she says. “Taking our time and putting our e ort into things is just how we live. And that’s how we bring that healing … it’s kind of that meditative state of process.”

Zipping between cooking and demonstration stations is Kate Lowry, of the Wyandot and Ojibwe tribes, and a project specialist at the Northern California Tribal Court Coalition. She describes her role as “just being sort of the gopher for the advisory committee and for our partners, it’s weaving people together that have these knowledge and gifts.” The Nue-nepue (meaning food in Yurok) Committee, she explains, spans across Native communities, supporting the Yurok Wellness Court, as well as partner courts at the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, Hoopa Valley Tribe, Karuk Tribe, Trinidad Rancheria and Tolowa Dee’ni Nation.

The gathering, Lowry says, has been in the works since October. “It started with women that I knew who wanted to learn or relearn how to gather mussels and seaweed

— traditional foods.” There was interest, too, from folks in the re-entry program for formerly incarcerated tribal members. When funds became available, the committee built the multi-tribal Suemêg gathering, as well as another upcoming event, around sharing TEK related to food gathering, offering stipends to those who could provide food and teach cultural practices.

One of the stipend recipients, Dianna Beck, wears a gray hoodie and stirs an elk stew prepped earlier at the McKinleyville Community Center kitchen. The stew is cooked four to six hours to break down the meat and cook out the gaminess. It’s full of tomatoes, zucchini and potatoes, flavorful and restorative on a rainy day. Outside the open kitchen pass-throughs, people breathe in the steam and warm their faces over the stew before eating. On the table are jars of canned deer meat to make more.

Beck is on cooking duty but she has also come to sing for a pair of elders being honored at the event, Susan “Tweet” Burdick and her sister Bertie Peters, both of whom are lifelong practitioners of traditional skills, “all of what makes our people our people,” says Beck. During the honoring ceremony, Burdick and Peters sit in folding chairs under a broad canopy as people take turns extolling their skills, reminiscing and thanking them for their teachings.

Kayla Maulson, who owns Frybread Love, ladles out stew once it’s ready. Her family is active in the community, hosting Brush dances, and the elk meat was harvested by her brother Zack Brown, court project planner for the Trinidad Rancheria. Even without

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Dianna Beck looks on as Kayla Maulson serves chowder with traditionally harvested mussels.

a big gathering, she says sharing food with others, especially elders, is typical. “If you get meat, deer or elk, you go, ‘What elders do I know?’ And when you get salmon,” she says. That, she adds, dipping her head, is how it should be.

Traditional foods have always been part of Maulson’s life. “My great aunt and grandmother were always cracking acorns,” then leeching them in the sink, she says. Unsurprisingly, frybread was a staple along with the baked version, wee bread. Salmon, she says, only tastes right to her cooked the traditional way, the hunks of meat skewered on redwood sticks stuck in the ground around a fire.

At a picnic table in the back corner of the covered patio, Phil Albers, a member of the Karuk Tribe and education director of Save California Salmon, holds a short knife in one hand and a narrow stick of redwood in the other. He’s flanked by a pair of boys learning to carve sticks for cooking salmon. He ribs them a bit about wearing sweatpants to work in, then demonstrates the angling of the knife, watching as they mimic him. “This is geometry. This is math,” he says, showing how increasing the angle of the blade shaves o more wood. “If you’re strong enough, it’s easier to pull the stick.” He notches the knife into the redwood and pistons his elbow backward, peeling away a layer of wood.

Albers regularly visits classrooms and presents on TEK, sometimes using an art project, sometimes a fieldtrip to the Klamath Dam removal site to reseed the area with native plants. “It’s not just food but

policy and advocacy and activism around protecting the watershed and its relevant community members,” he says. The salmon, he says, are “interwoven” with communities and cultural practices, and learning about the latter can shift people’s perspectives about the environment. “It gives you a sense of connectedness.”

The gathering at Suemêg Village, Albers says, is “a great example of people’s work in advocacy and policy because of the work with the state park to make that area accessible.” That it’s a safe space for cultural practices is a big deal he’s not sure younger people understand.

“When I was a kid, it was potentially physically dangerous to talk about using mussel shell spoons or having a fire on the beach and cooking eels,” he says, stressing the fear of being accused and prosecuted for poaching. “Even in my own time, if I had eels and I went to a park,” he says, he’d be asked, “‘Where’d you get those?’ Elk, too — there’d be, at a minimum, questioning and somebody looking for a way to punish you for poaching. … Even setting a basket [for catching eel] in the river, you faced a felony charge.”

“The Fish Wars were serious,” he says, adding he knows people who were arrested during the period of upheaval over Native fishing rights during the 1960s and 1970s for practicing their cultural heritage.

Ruthie Maloney remembers those days, too. A Yurok Tribal member who is also Navajo on her father’s side, she recalls stealth being a part of learning to forage mussels, Continued on next page » • Thursday, March 28, 2024 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL 11
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seaweed, wild onions and basket weaving materials with Burdick. “We would have to park outside the gate there, and we would have to be all sneaky and quiet.” That was only a decade ago in this park, then named Patrick’s Point State Park. “But that doesn’t stop us,” she says with a mischievous chuckle. “We’ve had to fight to live our way of cultural life. … We’re not afraid to get in trouble.”

These days, as executive director of the North Coast Native Protectors Tribal Marine Collaborative, Maloney’s fights are over policy and coastal access, which also touch the practice of traditional foodways. “It’s who we are,” she says. “They’ve always said when the fish stop running, we will cease to exist as a people.” Food sovereignty, she says, is a safeguard against calamity and vital to Native identity.

“I can’t tell you how [eel] feeds my soul,” she says. “It’s like our bodies crave it because it’s in our DNA.” And as much as it killed her fingers to learn to pry mussels from rock with an elk horn instead of a metal tool, “when you gather your own food, being out there in nature, like with Tweet, it’s good for you.”

Nikkie Lara-Hostler, who is Yurok from the Big Lagoon Rancheria, with purple hair and a rhinestone a xed to her cheek like a crystal mole, says, “My grandma made beer can frybread. It was one can of beer, always Budweiser. Never the light stu , though.”

The three other women at the station cackle.

They’re singing and chatting in a loose assembly line, talking about their favorite kind of frybread, thick and pu y or nearly thin enough to see through, with one woman saying she was taught to leave a hole in the middle.

Frybread isn’t an Indigenous food but an invention of Native people whose traditional foods had been wrested away all over the country, a comforting staple made from commodity foods common on reservations. Lara-Hostler says she learned to make it by watching her grandmother Beverly Moorehead, who told her, “Never measure anything you cook with your heart.” She makes it at least monthly for her family. “That’s how I got my wife,” she says. “Elk backstrap and jalapeño frybread with strawberries and fresh whipped cream.”

“And she’ll tell you,” she a rms, adding they married nine months later.

Beside Lara-Hostler, Tina Taylor is flipping pieces of frybread in a cast-iron pan of bubbling oil. Taylor is part of the Siletz Tribe, whose ancestral lands stretched from Northern California up through Southern Washington. The sleeve of her jacket is tucked back over her missing right arm. As the women talk about what they want to cook next, she cracks wise, saying she’s

always happy “to lend a hand,” setting the others laughing.

“Before I was addicted to drugs and alcohol, I was addicted to approval and validation,” Taylor says. A history of child sexual abuse left her vulnerable, she says, and she fell for a man who sold drugs. Believing she’d informed on him to police, she says he took her out to remote area in the Central Valley, where he and another man shot her with a 9mm handgun and shotgun before kicking her down an embankment and leaving her for dead. She survived, but lost her arm. Still, Taylor says, “It took me a long time to get it.” She says she was

sex tra cked and still using when she was arrested for possession and went to prison.

Once out of prison, Taylor said, “I did everything di erent, I took up running.” However, “It wasn’t until I connected back to my tribe that I got sober.” That began with attending sweat lodges in prison and continues with traditional cultural arts in Humboldt. “All along, I had been looking for someplace to belong and the whole time I didn’t realize I had a community that I was alienated from.” With the blessing of her grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, who had tribal chin tattoos, she eventually got her own from a traditional artist. “I got my 1-11s

Clockwise from top left: Frying battered sa’roh, or sea anemone.

Leonela Bolanos uses her thumbs to separate the cartilaginous spine from a lamprey eel.

After demonstrating how to remove their spines, Robert Ray grills the lamprey eels he caught on the Klamath River with a traditional eel hook.

Mussels, or pee’-eeh in Yurok, have been a consistent part of Indigenous peoples’ diets along the North Coast.

in June of last year,” she says, adding that she did so repeating a mantra: “I belong.”

On the opposite side of the fire, Robert Ray is standing at a wooden picnic table, the tail of an arm-length lamprey eel in one hand, pushing the thumb of his other hand up the center of its split belly to separate a cord of cartilage from the surrounding flesh. After retracing his path again, he pulls the cartilage up and out in a single piece from the tail to the toothed ring of mouth. A couple of those who’d watched him choose their own eels from the slippery pile in the middle of the table, each grasping the tails with a paper towel for a better grip and try-

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ing to repeat Ray’s method. It’s tougher on one’s thumbs than it looks and holding the fish, much less holding it steady, is difficult. Finally yanking the white line of cartilage free after digging in the ice-packed meat with sticky, freezing fingers seems supremely satisfying.

“I’m taking them home after this,” Ray jokes. He caught the eels on the Klamath River using a traditional eel hook. “You could pull out 10 in one hour or one in 10 hours,” he says, adding it’s best to go at high tide and fish as the water recedes. Otherwise, he says, “You might not be seen the next day.”

While commonly called eels, lamprey belong to the family Petromyzontidae, older than dinosaurs, marked by a disc-shaped mouth distinct from a true eel’s hinged jaw. They have no bones, only a cartilaginous spine. The slick, gunmetal gray lampreys, key’-ween in Yurok, have always been part of the local Indigenous diet. Today’s batch has already been cut open and gutted for expedience, so more people could try their hands at removing the tricky cartilage. The head and its somewhat terrifying mouth of teeth in concentric circles would be cut away before cooking. Though Ray says in his own family, not even that was wasted, noting, “My grandma used to suck on the heads.”

Ray dumps a bag of Kingsford coals into the barbecue grill beside a pile of wood embers. “That’s then,” he says, sweeping his hand from the wood to the coals, “and this is now.” Now also involves a generous spray of lighter fluid that sends a column of flames up into the canopy keeping the rain off the fire and prompting a collective “Whoa” from clusters of people on all sides.

“Remain calm,” Ray booms, to general laughter.

Ray says he “vanished” for a few lost years after losing his mother, Del Ray, with whom he was close. “Getting back into the community, teaching kids, doing what I love,” he says, has been good for him and helped him find his way back from despair and self-destruction.

“I miss her but she’d be proud of me today,” he says, laying the cleaned eels out on the grill, skin side down to keep them from curling.

If he was cooking on the beach, Ray says, he’d forgo the shake of salt and pepper and dip the fish into a bucket of seawater instead. The fat from the pink flesh drips into the fire, feeding a shifting cloud of thick, black smoke that makes him squint as he works.

A man stops at the barbecue to tell him an eagle showed up at the site. “It’s gotta be good now,” says Ray.

And it is. Even before the cooked fish are layered in a tray for the buffet, Ray is

handing out pieces of dark, smoky filet to folks standing around the grill, squinting in the smoke. It’s firm and wonderfully oily, its briny flavor not masked by sauce. The bystanders huff around hot pieces, eating from their fingers and nodding their approval.

Mia Wapner, who works with Hillman as a food village coordinator for the Yurok Tribe, stands at a tall pot filled with blackshelled mussels barely visible through rising steam. The Yurok word for them, she explains, is pee’-eeh, and they have been a consistent part of the diets of local Native people. Today’s batch comes from the shores of the Klamath and she’s cooking them with garlic and onion. The shells, once cleaned and polished, can be used for eating spoons, as well. Later, Wapner captains a tall stockpot of chowder with more mussels in a translucent white broth with potatoes cooked just to melting. One might call the flavor transportive but we’re already here, close to the sea and rocks from which they were pulled only yesterday.

Bessie Shorty, a Yurok tribal member and Yurok Tribal Court Youth at Risk program manager and tribal court mediator, is one of the people who did the pulling, along with her sons, at a sunny beach spot in Del Norte County. Usually, she smokes and cans a haul of mussels, sometimes turning them into jerky. She brought live mussels for her demonstration at Suemêg Village. “I wanted the participants to get a feel for the process … and smell and check the mussels,” along with sharing some basic safety information about checking the tides and where to forage, “because they are ocean cleaners, so you don’t want to gather where there’s a lot of pollution or runoff.”

The shells, she says, will go to Bertha Peters, one of the elders being honored today, for making women’s spoons for an upcoming Yurok Jump Dance.

Her work with the tribal court, Shorty says, connects Native cultural practices like food gathering and the dressmaking class she facilitates, as well as suicide prevention and intervention. Early exposure to TEK, she says, has a positive impact on kids’ mental health. “They’re experiencing firsthand the use of their five senses and the TEK … that’s knowledge handed down through not only generations, but your own family lineage. And that impacts not only your self-esteem, but your connection to your community and the role that you have within that tribal community.”

That role, Shorty says, is vital to one’s identity and changes throughout one’s lifetime. Developmental stages are marked by different tasks of gathering and preparing food, starting with observing adults as a toddler, and learning hands-on as an ado- • Thursday, March 28, 2024 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL 13
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lescent. “For your family to trust you and that you’re gonna be safe doing it,” she says, builds self-esteem and feelings of competency. Adults, in turn, take on the responsibility of teaching young people hunting and foraging skills. “When your food sovereignty is taken away, you lose all of that human development. Because that is our school.” As her great uncle Marvin Mattz used to say, “That river is our school.” She says she sees a di erence between youth who have access to it and those who don’t.

Another uncle of Shorty’s was the late Raymond Mattz, of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Mattz v. Arnett, which won the re-establishment of the Yurok Reservation’s status as Indian Country with accompanying protected fishing rights. It was a case that began with a game warden confiscating Raymond Mattz’s gill nets on the Klamath River.

“I know when it’s time to gather and I feel so bad if I miss it,” says Shorty, who says she never forgets the connection between her rights and cultural foodways. She would also miss the sense of belonging. “Practicing traditional food gathering can be very emotional for some people,” she says. “And if you haven’t been able to have [cultural foods] for a long time. Elders will cry and say, ‘I haven’t had this since I was little.’ … It can be healing and it can be triggering, as well.”

Amos Albers, a cousin of Phil Albers, has come from Eureka for the gathering, “for my family and extended family, as you,” he says. He’s enrolled in the Karuk Tribe and is also Yurok. He wonders aloud at the strangeness of only making one of the two o cial and grins, adding, “Still can’t take my blood away.”

Albers is still recovering from heart surgery so, while he’s enjoying seeing folks from his community, some of the o

are o limits, like frybread, the aroma of which is wafting from the open kitchen. “The oil,” he sighs out. Still, he says, “Acorns today were tremendously good. … As I get stronger, I’ll eat more.”

Back in the kitchen, Dana Rose is scraping the thickened acorn porridge from the smooth black rocks that were used to cook it during Hillman’s demonstration. “That’s the best part,” she says, as it’s a little sweeter, browned and intensified. “Some lucky person is gonna get to eat this,” she says, likely an elder who’ll be sent home with a canning jar of it. They’ll eventually crack, but these rocks are her best, she says, admiring them lined up by the stove, still steaming. Acorns are a steady part of her daily life, not just as part of her diet, but gathering and processing them. She’s got a basket going at home right now, and when she gets home, she’ll be back to shelling them.

“Our cultural ways have been so disrupted, we’re trying to figure that out again,” says Hillman, noting that starts with identifying community members who can teach them, as well as those who need to reconnect with their community roles. “We have so many people that are just lost and that’s why they turn to unhealthy activities and substances, because they’re lost. … There’s a lot of lost spirits and helping them to find their place again is so important. We can’t just throw people away.”

Food, says Hillman, is a natural starting place. “Our food is our medicine,” she says. “It is our connection to the acorn trees, to that river, to the fish.” ●

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill (she/her) is the arts and features editor at the Journal Reach her at (707) 442-1400, extension 320, or Follow her on Instagram @JFumikoCahill.

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Making Change: Comfort

The upside of choosing challenge

Let’s talk about how too much comfort makes you boring, weak and small-minded. Welcome to part two of Making Change, a six-week series on the hows and whys of personal, social and political change.

Describe surfing in Humboldt County to someone unfamiliar with the sport and they look at you like you’re bonkers. “First you step into the neck of a rubbery suit, then you shimmy it up over your body and limbs, then you paddle out where waves will crash on your head and flush 50-degree water into said suit. You paddle around with a bunch of other people trying to be in the right place at the right time because, if you’re in the wrong place, you’ll get destroyed or be in the way. And you can’t stop paddling because the current will sweep you out to sea. Oh, and sometimes a shark shows up.”

And yet, when I go too many days without putting myself through that discomfort, my brain starts skittering around like a slingshot spider cracked out on espressos. Every little thing annoys me, my foul mood reducing me to a lesser version of myself. And this, dear readers, is science. When we fail to ask enough of our bodies, our minds pay the price.

Some people live outside their comfort zone because they have no other choice. I’m lucky to have a comfortable home, clothes, food and a luxurious variety of streaming services. Not everyone does. My body and mind function more or less as intended. So lucky. Not everyone is — another reason for

those of us who are lucky to actively resist taking comfort for granted.

Book rec: The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter

In Michael Easter’s book, The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self, he writes, “We are living progressively sheltered, sterile, temperature-controlled, overfed, underchallenged, safety-netted lives.” This, he continues, limits us by confusing comfort for happiness and denying us the pleasure that comes from accomplishment. Easter discusses the Japanese concept of misogi, an emotional, spiritual and psychological challenge that masquerades as a physical trial. It’s a way to test and build your own resilience. When constant comfort has shrunk your ability to withstand even the slightest inconveniences (“Ugh! I had to park an entire block away!”) your odds of handling the hard shit life likes to flings at us evaporates. Without occasionally accomplishing something tough, you have no foundation on which to build and strengthen confidence in your own capability.

Humboldt County is full of people pursuing misogi-like challenges. Think of the Avenue of the Giants marathon, the Tour of the Unknown Coast bike race or paddling out into 20-foot swell. But shifting from the couch to an Ironman might be too big an immediate stretch. Great news: Other physical and mental opportunities await. As my friend Liz says, “The only way to expand your comfort zone is through discomfort.” And as I like to say, “Yes. Let’s do it!”

One way to sidestep your comfort-addled brain is to set goals too small to justify not doing. I’m quite possibly the laziest bicyclist in the world, so sometimes what I tell myself is that I only have to ride 15 minutes. Pathetic, but that’s the point. Too pathetic to argue against. I get myself out the door and, after the initial grousing, the endorphins kick in, and I find myself riding farther and longer than planned, caught up in the beauty of the bay and dunes, pedaling through the Arcata Bottoms.

Also, don’t write something off just because you’re not already good at it. Learn to say yes. Despite my extroverted exterior, my soul will forever house the shy, awkward, younger version of myself, halting outside a class already in session, unable to bear the idea of walking in late with all those eyes on me. Becoming a reporter provided two tools that helped shape me into someone who can share thoughts from a stage and make small talk with strangers. First, I had a role to play. I wasn’t Jennifer, random dork. I was Jennifer, reporter. Armed with my notepad and pen, I could talk to anyone. Second, I realized I could leverage that role to do all kinds of cool stuff I’d never done before, from whitewater river rafting to riding in the Coast Guard helicopter.

A couple years ago, my son gave me a gift card to Far North Climbing. “I think you’ll

like it,” he said, despite my fear of heights and janky knee. But my determination to be a “cool” mom made me show up, smush my feet into those toe-crushing shoes, dip my hands in chalk and grip my way up the wall until, after several attempts, I found myself with both hands at the top like a goddamn hero. Conquering this little V.0 made me giddy, flooded with triumph and 100 percent focused on the moment at hand. All the demands competing for space in my brain paused. This tiny achievement gave me mental space to breathe and a physical reminder that my body can persevere. These are the kind of moments that ground us. That remind us we can choose to move beyond our comfort zones and therefore expand them.

And we need to. Because all the ways in which modern living has minimized inconvenience have also shaped a world marked by disharmony. To find our way through worsening social conflict, political upheaval and environmental disasters will require uncomfortable conversations, sacrificing ease for justice and convenience for survival — a great deal of discomfort. Here’s to it. l

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Kevin’s journey from rodeo clown to artisan began in Sacramento, where he made cowboy gear before focusing on Native American crafts. His work has been cherished by California tribes, South Dakota tribes, and the Arapaho tribe in Montana, of which he is a blood brother.

Kevin is deeply connected to Native American culture, serving as a Heyoka—a sacred clown in Sioux culture—for twenty years with Red River in Lodi, a group that performed tribal dances.

Beyond his craft, Kevin is a seasoned street performer, captivating audiences with balloon artistry for thirty years. Today, he enjoys playing Native American flutes in Arcata and is currently writing a book. His brother, Shawn Powers, shares his creative spirit, delighting audiences with shadow puppet shows.

Despite being retired, Kevin remains active, recently acquiring an electric bike for new adventures. “I never get bored,” says Kevin, an embodiment of lifelong learning and exploration.

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Into the Woods’ Complicated Ever After

Modern renditions of fairytales are simplistic, bland stories that encourage learned helplessness and non-consensual kissing — a far cry from the dark folk tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. The musical Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, now being performed at the Van Duzer Theatre by the Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music and Theatre, honors fairytale origins by exploring what might happen if the princes and damsels, witches, wish-makers and errant children had to face the consequences of their actions once their wishes came true. “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Bean Stalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella” are familiar fairytales woven together on the weft of an original tale, “The Baker and His Wife.” A young couple with fertility issues is visited by the scary old witch next door who explains the curse on their house that keeps them childless and a way to lift it. They start their quest by going — you guessed it — into the woods to obtain four seemingly unrelated items within “three midnights.” When the desperate couple intersects with the other characters, the familiar stories go o the beaten path into much more interesting territory.

The musical has several story arcs with the consistent theme of trying to wish one’s life better. The Baker (Willow Aguilar) and his wife (Lue Conely) interrupt Cinderella (Remy Fortney), Jack (Ash Quintana) and Little Red Riding Hood (Miah Carter) as they go through their respective journeys with surprising and funny e ects. The first act is full of unexpected twists and turns. By the intermission, everyone has landed on the same “happily ever after” they traditionally end with. It’s Act Two where the story gets truly subversive. The characters must face their fears and set aside their di erences to work together and defeat a common enemy. Much of it is comedic, but there are sad and poignant elements mixed in that make the story rich and rewarding.

The musical numbers are fittingly complex and catchy with a driving beat throughout that keeps the juggernaut of a production consistently moving forward. The live accompaniment is flawless in execution

and creates an immersive experience. The company rises to the challenge of overlaying and intertwining musical numbers that require precision and endurance.

The lead actors truly earn their demanding roles. The opening scene starts with the Narrator (Filip Amborski) dressed and speaking like your favorite English professor, lulling us with the quintessential phrase, “Once upon a time.” Amborski leads the audience through the intertwining tales with gentle authority and fine comedic timing. Fortney keeps Cinderella wistful and infuses her with coy playfulness. Quintana’s Jack and his mother (Savannah Rivers) work well together as an exasperated mother and foolish son. I am especially impressed with the third member of that family Milky-White the cow, played with great expression by puppeteer Benji Salisbury. He has his work cut out for him, but he makes the odd contraption that represents the cow come to life and win my heart. As the Baker and his wife, Aguilar and Conely anchor the story as a relatable opposites-attract couple. The pair has great chemistry, making the love and frustrations between their characters feel authentic. Little Red Riding Hood has a vibrant presence to match her red cloak and Carter keeps an innocence around her character, even when stealing sweets or wielding a knife. The Witch (Penny DellaPelle) is larger than life. DellaPelle eats the stage as the assumed antagonist: scary, funny and plain fed up with idiots. She does justice — both singing and acting-wise — to one of the most complex characters of the musical. The royal brothers, Cinderella’s Prince (Jake Hylsop) and Rapunzel’s Prince (Dominic Trezza) provide fabulous comic relief. Hylsop and Trezza do not shy away from over-the-top princely preening and prancing. I love the sibling rivalry as a motivator for their conquests. All the hair and make-up looks are well designed, but the pompadour on Cinderella’s Prince deserves a chef’s kiss. Hylsop pulls it o majestically. The musical is as full of characters as a fairytale anthology. The supporting cast made their characters unique and alive with untold stories of their own.

Director Rae Robison had a full plate keeping the huge cast crisp and true in this

production. The blocking and action are crucial to setting time and place at each scene due to the limited set. It works quite well keeping the audience focused on the characters. She and musical director Elisabeth Harrington have clearly inspired the actors to put in the hard work necessary to make a quality musical.

The set is surprisingly simple for all the di erent locales in the story. A few large mobile pieces change from dark woods to massive book spines, making the characters look like they stepped out of their volumes onto the bookshelf to tell us their stories. Many of the costume pieces have cloth patterned with writing, reinforcing the storybook theme. While the costumes are clearly from di erent stories they still tie together well on stage. This is a well-done production of an award-winning musical worth seeing.

Performances of Into the Woods continue at the Van Duzer Theatre Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m. Visit ●

Doranna Benker Gilkey (she/her) is a longtime Humboldt County resident and can often be found at her store Dandar’s Boardgames and Books in Arcata.


Dell’Arte presents Michelle Matlock’s original Solo Performance on March 30. Visit

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in all its romcom drag glory at the 5th and D Street Theater. It opens March 31 and runs through April 21. Visit • Thursday, March 28, 2024 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL 17
Willow Aguilar and Lue Conely in Into the Woods Courtesy of the Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music and Theatre
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1036 G St. (707) 616-3030


780 Seventh St., Arcata (707) 845-2309


11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta (707) 733-9644


265 Keisner Road, Loleta (707) 733-1903


Reggae Rave (reggae, dancehall, ragga DnB) 9 p.m. $20

Claire Bent Jazz Quintet (jazz) 8-11 p.m. Free

Noche de Verano Sin Ti (DJ) 9 p.m. $20

Soul Trip Band 9 p.m.- midnight $5 Noir 9 p.m.-midnight $5

Thirsty Bear: Saucy (classic hits) 9 p.m. Free Thirsty Bear: Saucy (classic hits) 9 p.m. Free

Back to the 90s' With Sir MIX-a-lot & Tone Loc 8 p.m. $69-$149

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) (film) 6 p.m. Pre-show 5 p.m. $8, $12 admission and poster

Thirsty Bear: Karaoke Sundays 9 p.m. Free

[W] Sci-Fi Night: Tremors (1990) (film) 6 p.m. $6, $10 admission and poster

[W] Thirsty Bear: Bootz N Beers (country music/line dancing lessons) 7-9 p.m. Free

Wave: The Undercovers (covers hits) 9 p.m. Free

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2029 Broadway, Eureka, (707) 798-1934



1018 H St. (707) 443-5341


1661 Upper Pacific Drive, Shelter Cove (707) 986-7700

HISTORIC EAGLE HOUSE 139 Second St., Eureka (707) 444-3344

HUMBOLDT BREWS 856 10th St., Arcata (707) 826-2739

THE JAM 915 H St., Arcata (707) 822-4766

Wave: Jellyfish Jam (Big Bubble Rave After Party) 8 p.m. $8, Sapphire: Big Bubble Rave (EDM) 9 p.m. $20

Firewater Lounge: Almost Dangerous (classic rock and roll) 9 p.m. Free

Up in Joke! Comedy Open Mic 8-10 p.m. Free Smoke N' Joke Comedy Night 7 p.m. $5 Open Mic Night (15-minute time slot) 6:30 p.m. Free

Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy (spoken word, theater) 8 p.m. $45

Hip Hop Thursdays 9 p.m. Free

Karaoke for a Cause TBA

Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy (spoken word, theater) 6 p.m. $45

Pete Sawyer & The Left Handed Monkey Wrench (Grateful Dead) 8 p.m. $20

THE LOGGER BAR 510 Railroad Ave., Blue Lake Good Time Charlies (originals) 8 p.m. Free

THE MADRONE TAPHOUSE 421 Third St., Eureka (707) 273-5129

MINIPLEX 401 I St., Arcata (707) 630-5000


FORTUNA 1095 S Fortuna Blvd (707) 777-7550


McKINLEYVILLE 1500 Anna Sparks Way, (707) 203-8500


246 Berding St., Ferndale (707) 786-7030


837 H St., Arcata (707) 633-9160

Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy (spoken word, theater) 6 p.m. $45

Papa Haole & The Fleas, Samba Floresta, Asha Nan, Loud Neighbors 8 p.m. $5

[M] Pool Tournament 6 p.m., [W] Karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight Free

[T] Karaoke 8 p.m. Free

[M] Pete's Projecting Again! (comedy/variety) 7-9 p.m. $5, [T] Pool Tournament 6 p.m. $10, [W] Kara-Smokey! 7 p.m. Free

[T] Humboldt Comedy Open Mic 7-10 p.m. Free

[M] Karaoke 9 p.m. Free, [W] Weds Night Ting (DJs)

[W] Reel Genius Trivia. 6-8 p.m. Free

Swingo Domingo, House of Mary, Icarus and SUNS (local mix of genres) 8 p.m. $5

Beastie Bunny: Animal Party w/ Pressure/Anya/Zero One/ Blancatron (EDM) 9 p.m. $5

Chris Pierce (singer-songwriter) 7:30 p.m. $26.50

Karaoke 8:30 p.m. two-drink minimum

Particle Kid (composer/ multi-media artist Micah Nelson) 7:30 p.m. $26.50

[T] Mount Eerie, Skullcrusher (haunting Americana) 8 p.m. $20

[T] Reel Genius Trivia 6-8 p.m. Free

[W] Reel Genius Trivia. 6-8 p.m. Free

Summer Like The Season, LottoRPG, Dedfones, Something Wicked (techno, punk) 7 p.m. $5-$20 sliding

Pumps4Palestine (drag, DJs) 7:30 p.m. $5-$20 sliding (NOTAFLOF)

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Jimi Je Jam Nite (Hendrix, Prince, funk, blues) 7:30 p.m. Free

Drink & Draw 6 p.m. Free

Open Mic Night (all acts) 8 p.m. Free

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MIC DROP (comedy, hip-hop) 9 p.m. $15

Pat Holland (acoustic guitar, vocals) 6-9 p.m. Free

Friday Night Jazz 8-10 p.m. Free


Irony Chef 9 p.m. $10

Roland Rock and the Rockin' Rollerz 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free

Jenni and David and the Sweet Soul Band (soul, funk) 7-10 p.m. Free

The New Pelicans (Americana, folk), 7:30 p.m. $10

Comedy Church 1-3 p.m. Free; Stand-up Comedy Workshop 7-8 p.m. Free; Comedy Open Mic 9 p.m. Free

[T] Evan Vest's Let's Watch .... Head by The Monkees 9 p.m. Free, [W] Open Mikey 9 p.m. Free

[T] Siren’s Sessions (open jam, open format, all ages, all skill levels) 8 p.m. Free

[T] Tuesday Night Jazz 7-10 p.m. Free, [W] RLAD Jazz/Fusion 7-10 p.m. Free

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Down with the Sickness

I’m going to be brief here because I’m recovering from some kind of minor crud. Looking through my recent history for possible disease vectors, from out-of-town visitors to a few crowded indoor situations, and I’m coming up with nothing concrete. So I’ll blame my troubles on doing sound last week for an incredibly strange and enigmatic duo called Ak’chamel, the Giver of Illness. I am not kidding about that name and, apparently, they weren’t either. Consider this a hearty endorsement of their music, although you might want to enjoy the stu in the relative safety of your home. Given the chance, I would see them live again without hesitation because 1) they are amazing and 2) I don’t learn these kinds of lessons and therefore enjoy a lack of fear shared by the willfully stupid. Huzzah.


Summer Like The Season is the solo project of Detroit multi-instrumentalist and electronic composer Summer Krinsky. Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Outer Space, she is headlining a show where her techno sound-ships will crash on the shores of live instrumentation. Also on the bill are two touring bands from Los Angeles, gamer-core act LottoRPG and skatepunk quartet Dedfones. Local punk group Something Wicked provides high-energy scene representation. As usual at this venue, sober, all-ages, $5-$20 sliding scale but if you can’t a ord it, you won’t be turned away.


The Miniplex has yet another local band showcase tonight and the line-up is smoking. Swingo Domingo is a duo with everything in the name, so expect swing and pop, boppin’ tunes. Icarus and Suns holds down the funk with an Afro and Central American style of melody making, and House of Mary

takes you to a jingle-jangle morning with dark skies. Music will happen sometime after 8 p.m., likely closer to 9 p.m., and the entrance fee is $5-$10, sliding scale.


Even more local action tonight, all within block-party distance. The New Pelicans are back at it again at Wrangletown Cider, with doors at 7 p.m. and music a half an hour later, terminating by 10 p.m. Southern roots and soul are likely on the docket ($10) A later-lasting show begins at Humbrews at 8 p.m., with a danceable, sun-worshiping, market-style vibe running as a common thread through the lineup. The players are as follows: Loud Neighbors, Asha Nan, Samba Floresta and Papa Haole & the Fleas. Bring $5 for the door and your dancing shoes for the floor.

Easter Sunday

Particle Kid is the project of Micah Nelson, Willie Nelson’s youngest kid and a talented musician and prolific tourer in his own right. He returns for another spin through Humboldt County and his venue this time, the Old Steeple, is just about perfect to showcase his analog, acoustic, tape loop and digital hybrid sound. Folk and rock music done with an assist by some of the more warm and sublime electronic technology from the last 50 years. This is an early show at 7:30 p.m., and $25 gets you a ticket, plus a small processing fee if you buy online, which you’ll probably want to, given the chance this one has of selling out.

Monday, April Fool’s Day

In years past, I have (mis)used this date as a way to play tricks on my readers, announcing shows that weren’t happening, and generally embracing the spirit of this deceitful not-quite-a-holiday. That was a younger man’s folly, and my interest in peddling sneaky japes to the regular enjoyers of this

column has evaporated. A lot of factors are behind this retreat, so I’ll just collect them under the general sentiment that the current world is too hideous and menacing to play around with pranking its shell-shocked inhabitants. Instead, I’m going to continue the new tradition of suggesting the songs of a musician we lost last year to fill in our quiet days on the calendar. Let’s go with David Crosby, who apart from being a very talented songwriter, singer and arranger, was someone I enjoyed for his presence on Twitter, where he responded to more posts than you’d think for an active artist in his twilight years, and often in the form of a complete asshole. A favorite of mine was when he told a fan who had shared his painting of Croz: “That is the weirdest painting of me. I have ever seen … don’t quit your day job.” Pretty good, old man. Fly high.


Lindsay Lou is an alternative bluegrass and Americana artist whose journey of musical development took her from Michigan, the state of her formative years, to Nashville, the spiritual center of the Great Country Sound that might be more mythical than solid these days. What isn’t debatable is her considerable talent at songwriting, singing and strumming, whether solo or supported by the top-level musicians she has attracted throughout her career. Ms. Lou

is playing at Humbrews tonight at 8 p.m., supported by similarly minded songster Jay Cobb Anderson, known outside of his solo work as a member of Portland bluegrass band Fruition ($20).


Although I have thought in the past that I sometimes rely a little too heavily on Sci-Fi night at the Arcata Theatre Lounge to pad out my midweek, I make no hesitation fully endorsing this flick, as it was an absolute favorite from my childhood and quite possibly the last truly great B-movie ever made. I am talking about 1990’s Tremors, a film that couldn’t be made today for a myriad of reasons, the central of which being it would collapse in a black hole of references and self-awareness, as is the current style in Hollywood. Forget about the endless, Kevin Bacon-less sequels — this is the one. Come see small town desert dwellers get terrorized by the hideously e ective, underground “graboids” as the action pulls you seamlessly from peril to comedy to casual gore. What a treat for the big screen! As usual, doors at 6 p.m., ra e around 7 p.m., show starts a little bit after that. It’s $6 to get in, $10 to leave with a poster. What a deal. ●

Collin Yeo (he/him) is relearning how to enjoy bird watching without a little dog friend. He lives in Arcata.

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The Dedfones play the Outer Space on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of the artists

Calendar March 28- April 4, 2024



Figure Drawing at Synapsis. 7-9 p.m. Synapsis Collective, 1675 Union St., Eureka. With a live model. Bring your own art supplies. Call to contact Clint. $5. (707) 362-9392.


Discover What is Happening at Redwood National & State Parks. 6:30 p.m. Natural History Museum of Cal Poly Humboldt, 1242 G St., Arcata. Steven Krause, a ranger and guide with the Redwood National and State Parks, lectures on the conservation and restoration of redwoods and California condors. Donation. natmus@ (707) 826-4480.


Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy. 8-9:30 p.m. The Historic Eagle House, 139 Second St., Eureka. A chilling experience that brings four of Poe’s stories to the stage as told through the Poe Historians, pairing them with four classic cocktails. $45. (707) 444-3344.


Eureka Rhododendron Society: Propagation Talk. 7-9 p.m. Eureka Woman’s Club, 1531 J St. Learn to propagate rhododendrons and other plants from Atsuko Gibson of the Rhododendron Species Garden in Washington.


Nature Quest. 2-5 p.m. Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St. Wilderness immersion program for teens and adults. Explore trails and share mindfulness practices, group conversation and other eco-therapeutic activities. Adults meet Thursdays, teens meet one Saturday a month. Transportation provided for Eureka residents. Please pre-register. Free. (707) 382-5338.


OUT 4 Business. Last Thursday of every month, 5-7 p.m. Phatsy Kline’s Parlor Lounge, 139 Second St., Eureka. An LGBTQ+ Professionals Networking Mixer providing an open and welcoming environment for all people of the LGBTQ+ community as well as friends, allies and business professionals who value diversity and inclusivity. (707) 444-3344.

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Life Drawing Sessions. 10 a.m.-noon. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. Hosted by Joyce Jonté. $10, cash or Venmo.


Weekly Preschool Story Time. Eureka Library, 1313 Third St. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in the children’s room. For children 2 to 6 years old with their caregivers. Other family members are welcome to join in the fun. Free. humlib. org. (707) 269-1910.


Into the Woods. 7:30 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata. The hit Broadway musical intertwines Grimm fairy tales with songs and lyrics by Stephen

Adobe Stock

Whether your little ones are in it for the glory, the candy or the bunny selfi es, Easter egg hunts across the county o er a good time for all. Saturday, March 30, features these four scrambles: A Dino Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Natural History Museum of Cal Poly Humboldt where kids can fi nd an egg and keep the prize inside (one egg per kid). The Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon at McKinleyville Shopping Center will have thousands of eggs hidden in designated fi elds for each age group, including one for special needs. The Eureka Easter Eggventure takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sequoia Park . And in Ferndale, the Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. at Ferndale Fireman’s Pavilion and features a meet-and-greet with the Easter bunny, too.

Sondheim and book by James Lapine. $15, $10 students and seniors.

Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy. 8-9:30 p.m. The Historic Eagle House, 139 Second St., Eureka. See March 28 listing.

Twelfth Night. 8 p.m. 5th and D Street Theater, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. NCRT presents Shakespearean comedy about Viola, who disguises herself as a man and navigates a whirlwind of romance. $20, $18 students/seniors. ncrtboxo


Kid’s Night at the Museum. 5:30-8 p.m. Redwood Discovery Museum, 612 G St., Eureka. Drop o your 3.5-12 year old for interactive exhibits, science experiments, crafts and games, exploring the planetarium, playing in the water table or jumping into the soft blocks. $17-$20. classesprograms.html. (707) 443-9694.

Weekly Preschool Storytime. Eureka Library, 1313 Third St. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in the children’s room. For children 2 to 6 years old with their caregivers and other family members. Free. manthony@ (707) 269-1910.


Sea Goat Farm Garden Volunteer Opportunities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Abbey of the Redwoods, 1450 Hiller Road, McKinleyville. Help with animal care, weeding, watering, planting and occasional harvest help on Saturday mornings. Volunteers get free produce. flowerstone333@gmail. com. (530) 205-5882.


Adult Skate Night. 6:30-9 p.m. Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St. First-come, first-served. No pre-registration needed. Maximum of 75 skaters. Ages 18 and up. $6.

Adobe Stock Fans of the macabre master are invited to step into the chilling world of Edgar Allan Poe at the Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy happening Thursday, March 28, at 8 p.m. , Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m. (8 p.m. show sold out) and Saturday, March 30 at 6 p.m. (8 p.m. show sold out) at the Historic Eagle House ($45). Hear the Poe Historians retell classic stories while you sip Poe-inspired drinks. Get tickets while you can at

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Chris Pierce. 7:30 p.m. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St., Ferndale. Singer-songwriter. $26.50.


Into the Woods. 7:30 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata. See March 29 listing.

Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy. 8-9:30 p.m. The Historic Eagle House, 139 Second St., Eureka. See March 28 listing. Twelfth Night. 8 p.m. 5th and D Street Theater, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. See March 29 listing.

Solo Showcase . 8 p.m. Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre, 131 H St., Blue Lake. A short evening of excerpts from works-in-progress created and performed by the 2024 Solo Performance Intensive participants with Michelle Matlock. $10.


Tiempo de Cuentos/Spanish Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Fortuna Library, 753 14th St. Cultiven la alfabetización temprana en sus niños con cuentos, canciones, rimas y diversión. Todos son bienvenidos, diseñado para edades 2-6 años. Aproximadamente 20-30 minutos. Grow early literacy skills with stories, songs, rhymes and fun. All are welcome. Best suited for children 2-6 years old. Free/gratis.


Farm Stand. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Table Blu Farm, 101 Clough Road, Loleta. Regeneratively grown seasonal veggies, flowers, meats and other items made by Humboldt County locals and small businesses. Cash, card, Venmo, Apple Pay and soon to accept EBT payments. info@


Giant worms, humor and Kevin Bacon. What more do you want on a Wednesday night?

This week’s Sci-Fi Night at the Arcata Theatre Lounge features Tremors (1990) on Wednesday, April 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. ($6, $10 admission and poster). This throwback to 1950s monster movies follows residents in an isolated desert town as they defend themselves against ravenous, carnivorous underground creatures that are killing them one by one. A night of creature (dis)comforts!

tableblu TableBlu (707) 890-6699. Sea Goat Farmstand. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Abbey of the Redwoods, 1450 Hiller Road, McKinleyville. Fresh veggies grown on site, local eggs and sourdough bread. Work from local artists and artisans. flowerstone333@gmail. com. (530) 205-5882.


Cooper Gulch Volunteer Workday. 9-11 a.m. Cooper Gulch Park, Eighth and Myrtle streets, Eureka. Help pick up trash and remove invasive species. Meet at the main parking lot. All supplies provided. This event is family friendly. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free. (707) 441-4218.

Herb and Market Seed Swap and Sale. 1-4 p.m. Herb & Market Humboldt, 427 H St., Arcata. Trade traditional garden, flower and veggie seeds/starts and find seeds from acclaimed cannabis breeders. Panel discussion and meet-and-greet with Biovortex, Willie G, Humboldt Seed Co. and Cha Education. Free. Herbandmarket@[]%7D. (707) 630-4221.

Sea Goat Farm Garden Volunteer Opportunities. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Abbey of the Redwoods, 1450 Hiller Road, McKinleyville. See March 29 listing.


Dino Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Natural History Museum of Cal Poly Humboldt, 1242 G St., Arcata. Find an egg and keep the prize inside. One per kid. Claim a larger prize if you find an egg with a sticker. (707) 826-4480.

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Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-noon. McKinleyville Shopping Center, Central Avenue. Thousands of eggs await discovery, with special prizes hidden in some. Designated fields for each age group, including one for special needs. Follow the signs on the day of the event. Free. events/308306845205649/?ref=newsfeed.

Easter Photo Shoot with Live Bunnies. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Humboldt’s Hometown Store, 394 Main St., Ferndale. Capture precious memories with live bunnies and participate in an in-store egg hunt. Complimentary Easter-themed refreshments for participants. $20.

Eureka Easter Eggventure. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sequoia Park, 3414 W St., Eureka. The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs in Sequoia Park. Kids ages 12 and under are invited to find them all and win a prize. Free. events/338338239200506/?ref=newsfeed. (707) 441-4248. Ferndale Easter Egg Hunt. 10:30 a.m. Ferndale Fireman’s Pavilion, 100 S. Berding St. Youngsters hunt for candy-filled eggs hidden by Ferndale Scouts and enjoy a meet-and-greet with the Easter bunny. Prizes in four age categories.


Arcata Marsh Field Trip. 8:30-11 a.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, South I Street. Bring your binoculars

and meet trip leader Kathryn Wendel at the end of South I Street (Klopp Lake) for easy-to-walk trails. Free.

FOAM Marsh Tour. 2 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Meet leader Barbara Reisman at 2 p.m. in the lobby for a 90-minute, rain-or-shine walk. Topics will include an overview of the wastewater treatment process, native and non-native plants. Free. (707) 826-2359.


Adult Skate Night. Last Saturday of every month, 6:309:30 p.m. Fortuna Skating Rink, Rohner Park. Ages 18 and older only. IDs checked at door. Alcohol and drug-free event. $5.50 includes skate rental.

Thursday-Friday-Saturday Canteen. 3-9 p.m. Redwood Empire VFW Post 1872, 1018 H St., Eureka. Enjoy a cold beverage in the canteen with comrades. Play pool or darts. If you’re a veteran, this place is for you. Free. (707) 443-5331.

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). 5-8 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Pre-show 5 p.m. Movie 6 p.m. Rated G. All ages. A poor boy lands a golden ticket for a tour of Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. $8 admission, $12 admission and poster. (707) 613-3030.


All Level Samba Drumming. 12:30-2:30 p.m. HLOC’s

Space, 92 Sunny Brae Center, Arcata. Drums provided, no experience necessary, beginners welcome, or hone your skills. $10-$20 sliding scale. samba.arcata@gmail. com.

Particle Kid. 7:30 p.m. The Old Steeple, 246 Berding St., Ferndale. Composer/multi-media artist Micah Nelson. $26.50.


Into the Woods. 2 p.m. Van Duzer Theatre, Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata. See March 29 listing.

Twelfth Night. 2 p.m. 5th and D Street Theater, 300 Fifth St., Eureka. See March 29 listing.


Food Not Bombs. 4 p.m. Arcata Plaza, Ninth and G streets. Free, hot food for everyone. Mostly vegan and organic and always delicious. Free.


Loleta Bottoms Field Trip. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Loleta Meat Market, 351 Main St. Join trip leader Ken Burton to see birds of the Eel River floodplain, including raptors, shorebirds and grassland passerines. Meet in front of Loleta Grocery to caravan carpool. Free. shrikethree@

1 Monday


Life Drawing Sessions. 6-8 p.m. Redwood Art Association Gallery, 603 F St., Eureka. See March 29 listing.

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Entrepreneur’s Club of Arcata. First Monday of every month, 4-5 p.m. Arcata Chamber of Commerce, 1635 Heindon Road. Share your ideas. Learn business skills. Network. Open to all. Free. (925) 214-8099.


Homesharing Info Session. 9:30-10 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. This informational Zoom session will go over the steps and safeguards of Area 1 Agency on Aging’s matching process and the different types of homeshare partnerships. Email for the link. Free. homesharing. (707) 442-3763.

2 Tuesday


Baywater Blues Fusion Dance. 7:15-9:15 p.m. The Historic Eagle House, 139 Second St., Eureka. Half hour dance lesson followed by social dancing. Come solo or with a friend to learn and enjoy partner dancing to blues and modern music. $5-$15 sliding, free for kids 12 and under. php?id=100089815497848. (707) 496-4056.


First Tuesday of the Month Sing-Along. First Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Join Joel Sonenshein as he leads a sing-along of your favorite folk, rock and pop songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Songbooks provided. $3. (707) 407-6496.


Look Closer and Make Connections. First Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Natural History Museum of Cal Poly Humboldt, 1242 G St., Arcata. Explore new exhibits and activities, including marine science, a bear, discovery boxes, microscopes, puzzles, scavenger hunts and more. Tuesday through Friday. $3 youth, $6 adult, $15 family, free for members. (707) 826-4480.


Humboldt Cribbage Club Tournament. 6:15-9 p.m. Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Weekly six-game cribbage tournament for experienced players. Inexperienced players may watch, learn and play on the side. Moose dinner available at 5:30 p.m. $3-$8. 31for14@ (707) 599-4605.

Monthly Meeting VFW Post 1872. First Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. Redwood Empire VFW Post 1872, 1018 H St., Eureka. Calling all combat veterans and all veterans eligible for membership in Veterans of Foreign Wars to meet comrades and learn about events in the renovated Memorial Building. Free. PearceHansen999@outlook. com. (707) 443-5331.


English Express: An English Language Class for Adults. Virtual World, Internet, Online. Build English language confidence in ongoing online and in-person classes. All levels and first languages welcome. Join anytime. Pre-registration not required. Free. englishexpressempowered. com. (707) 443-5021.

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3 Wednesday


Art Club. First Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Redwood Retro, 211 G St., Eureka. Come for the conversation and bring your own project or get materials and instruction for an additional fee. Sign-up and this month’s project online. $22.


Lecture on Examining Early-Day East Arcata Bay. 7-8:30 p.m. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary Interpretive Center, 569 S. G St. Jerry Rohde examines the major changes of the bayside area between Daniels Slough and Eureka Slough. (707) 826-2359.


Sci-Fi Night: Tremors (1990). 6-9 p.m. Arcata Theatre Lounge, 1036 G St. Pre-show 6 p.m. Raffle 7:10 p.m. Main feature 7:20 p.m. PG13. (12 and under parent/ guardian suggested). Residents of a small, isolated town battle underground creatures. $6, $10 admission and poster. events/2133363273691558/. (707) 613-3030.


Sea Goat Farm Garden Volunteer Opportunities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Abbey of the Redwoods, 1450 Hiller Road, McKinleyville. See March 29 listing.


McKenna at or call (707) 502-7688.

Groups and organizations planning summer youth programs, camps and activities in Curry, Del Norte and Humboldt counties have until April 15 to apply for grants of $500 to $3,000 o ered by the Summer Youth Partnership grant program. For more information, call (707) 442-2993 or email

Sanctuary Forest Scholarship application is live. Applicants must be college-bound seniors with a demonstrated interest in and active involvement in environmental issues. The application is available online at or contact Anna at (707) 9861087 x 9# or Deadline April 1. Registration is open for North Coast Open Studios, taking place May 31-June 9. NCOS is open to artists of all ages, skill level, and media, including artisan manufacturers, and welcomes all creative spaces from home to plein air. Deadline to register is March 29. Online registration: For more information, call (707) 442-8413.

The Wiyot Tribe and North Coast Repertory Theatre announce auditions for a staged reading of WUSATOUMUDUK: We Make It Burn, a new multi-media stage play about cultural fire. Seeking coastally based Native actors of ages 15-100 and all abilities. Experience appreciated but not necessary. Email with the heading “Cultural Fire, Auditions” by March 25. Include your experience, whether you are a performer or writer, and a brief description of your interest in the project. Acting auditions held in April.

Saturday, March 30 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

350 Humboldt. First Wednesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. Local grass roots climate action group monthly meeting to take action to address climate change.

Mother’s Support Circle. First Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. The Ink People Center for the Arts, 627 Third St., Eureka. Mother’s Village circle for mothers with a meal and childcare. $15 to attend, $10 childcare, sliding scale spots available. (707) 633-3143.

4 Thursday


Figure Drawing at Synapsis. 7-9 p.m. Synapsis Collective, 1675 Union St., Eureka. See March 28 listing.


Nature Quest. 2-5 p.m. Eureka Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St. See March 28 listing.

Heads Up …

The Board of Trustees of the Arcata School District is looking is seeking a qualified person to join the board for the remainder of the term (until the November election). Application online at Completed applications must be received in the District O ce no later than 5 p.m. on April 3.

Area 1 Agency on Aging seeks volunteer HICAP counselors in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties to

Entries now being accepted for Student Bird Art Contest. Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society are co-sponsoring a Student Bird Art Contest in conjunction with the Godwit Days Spring Migration Bird Festival. Up to $650 in prizes may be awarded to Humboldt County students from kindergarten through high school who submit a drawing of one of 40 suggested species or another locally seen bird. Complete rules to submit entries, plus a list of suggested birds to draw, is posted at or can be picked up at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. Entries must be received by 5 p.m., March 23. Questions should be e-mailed to

Redwood Region Audubon Society is sponsoring its 19th annual Student Nature Writing Contest. Up to six cash prizes will be awarded for the best essay(s) or poem(s) on “What Nature Means to Me” by Humboldt or Del Norte County students in grades 4 through 12. Deadline is March 23. More info at, godwitdays. org or at the Marsh Interpretive Center. Email questions to

The Humboldt Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is seeking applications for its Edilith Eckart/Jene McCovey Memorial Peace Scholarship. The scholarship grants support projects that promote peace and social and environmental justice locally or globally. Grants range from $150-$500. Applications due April 1. More info at wilpfhumboldt.

Area 1 Agency on Aging and Senior Planet seek volunteers to equip older adults in Del Norte and Humboldt counties with essential technological skills. Volunteers

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Devils and Do-Overs

LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL. After a brief, pleasantly surprising period of infatuation with modern, low-budget horror, my enthusiasm precipitously — maybe inevitably — declined. But as it has been, so shall it ever be, and the “breakthrough,” every few decades or so, of a group of inspired, well-executed movies will typically be followed in short order by a glut of pallid attempts to cash in on a “movement.” In fairness, fine examples sustain among the dross, but those of us not among the true faithful generally begin to stray, seeking out other, perhaps even easier avenues for our cheap gratification.

While it isn’t among my dearest or most-immediate cinematic loves, I maintain a space in my heart for lo-fi horror. There is something about it that speaks to the fortitude and imagination that make the movies live on screen. And the immediacy of scariness, the lizard-brain tickling of tension and release, is something never better serviced than in cinema. It may speak to the dissolution of the species that we seek out existential terror for entertainment. Alas.

Anyway, even as the genre ebbs and flows in popularity and consistency, it persists as a low-stakes, often high-return option for filmic experimentation. At its best, it can provide a platform for art and artists who are not constrained by budgetary or structural limitations.

Late Night with the Devil may not be a jumping-o point for a movement or an announcement of a voice to be heard, but it at least speaks to those possibilities, reveling in its own self-imposed scale and spectrum of influence.

Opening with a Michael Ironside voiceover (the first of more than a few nods to Cronenberg), Late Night sets the stage, literally and figuratively. It’s 1970s America: Panic and paranoia and occult fascination abound, as does the ever-escalating arms race of late-night TV ratings. At that intersection sits Jack Delroy (David Dalstmalchian), ever-aspirant, would-be king of the talk-shows destined to place second. After half a decade of personal struggle and dwindling viewership, Jack assembles a Halloween night extravaganza episode designed for his show’s ascension into the pantheon of the unforgettable. It works,

better and far more horrifically than Jack could have conceived.

The ubiquity of “found footage” was/ is one of the most misused and abused narrative tropes in horror (maybe in any genre), and succeeded in alienating as many viewers as it has sucked in. Mostly it plays as lazy: an excuse to avoid the hard work of actually directing a movie for the camera. My attitude about the subject is reductive and probably snooty, but it is what it is. Apropos to the subject at hand, though, there are still opportunities for exploration, even in a technique that struck me as dead on arrival. And writer/director/editors Cameron and Colin Gaines have found a way through as knowing and imaginative as it seems obvious, like it’s been hiding in plain sight.

Late Night with the Devil, after the documentary-style intro, is composed entirely of the “master tapes” from the ill-fated episode in question and of candid behind-the-scenes footage. It’s a neat trick, even if we can see the trick from a mile away, executed with an adherence to its own rules and a surprising degree of self-control (no crazy ’70s costuming or disco needle-drops). Most important, though, is Dastmalchian in the lead, giving perhaps the most balanced, substantial performance in a storied career as a character actor. Were he not able to carry the load of Jack’s simultaneous pursuit of stardom and emotional turmoil, the movie likely unravels. Not to discredit the members of the supporting cast, all of whom do strong and convincing work, but without Jack Delroy as the (questionable) moral center, the rest would amount to a nice try, a cool technical exercise that never really came together. R. 93M. BROADWAY, MILL CREEK.

ROAD HOUSE. Look, we’re all skeptical; well, those of us who care about Road House (1989). Admittedly, it wasn’t a formative text but, later in life, the alchemical magic of Patrick Swayze as a philosopher/ass-kicker with whom an ER doctor (Kelly Lynch) would fall in love while he does battle — alongside a gloriously-maned Sam Elliott — with a villain named Brad (Ben Gazzara) and his monster-truck driving cadre of rural Missouri

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thugs became undeniable.

So Doug Liman (Swingers, 1996; Edge of Tomorrow, 2014) taking the whole thing apart and moving it to Florida with Jake Gyllenhaal as a troubled former UFC fighter was cause for cautious skepticism and not a little hopeful curiosity.

Remaining original cast members (Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts) team up with a new generation. With Paul Rudd. PG13. 115M. BROADWAY, MILL CREEK.

GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE. Bring back the Mothra twins, you cowards. PG13. 115M. BROADWAY (3D), MILL CREEK (3D).

IMAGINARY. Blumhouse horror about an imaginary friend bent on revenge after being put aside with childhood things. PG13. 104M. BROADWAY.

While I doubt this version will climb to the rank of classic, there is something in the proficiency with which it is made, the throwback moral simplicity and its winking silliness, together with the dislocating power of its fight choreography, that won me over. It may not be as ambitious or thoughtful as its predecessor (sit with that for a minute), but it works pretty well, either in spite or because of that departure. R. 114M. PRIME. ●

IMMACULATE. Sydney Sweeney stars as a nun in a very scary convent. R. 89M. BROADWAY, MILL CREEK.

KUNG FU PANDA 4. Jack Black returns to voice the roly-poly warrior with legend James Hong, Awkwafina and Viola Davis. PG. 94M. BROADWAY, MILL CREEK.

John J. Bennett (he/him) is a movie nerd who loves a good car chase.


LOVE LIES BLEEDING. Romance between a bodybuilder (Katy O’Brian) and a gym owner (Kristen Stewart) is complicated by the latter’s violent, criminal father (Ed Harris with the worst possible hair). R. 104M. MINOR.

ARTHUR THE KING. Marky Mark teams up with a dog because I guess the drunk Teddy Bear and racist POS Mel Gibson are busy. PG13. 90M. BROADWAY, MILL CREEK.

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE. Biopic on the life of the legendary musician. Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir and Lashana Lynch. PG13. 105M. BROADWAY.

DUNE: PART TWO. More Zendaya in the second installment of the spicy sci-fi epic. PG13. 166M. BROADWAY, MINOR.


ONE LIFE. The story of a young man who convinces the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia to rescue hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, and is reunited with some of those grown children 50 years later. PG. 110M. MINOR.

Fortuna Theatre is temporarily closed. For showtimes call: Broadway Cinema (707) 443-3456; Mill Creek Cinema 8393456; Minor Theatre (707) 822-3456.

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The voice in my head when I finally think of a comeback. Late Night with the Devil

1. Chain store with a cat-and-dog logo

6. Archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean

13. Collectively

14. Animated movie based on a Neil Gaiman novel

15. Actor Kevin of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Trainspotting”

17. Added fuel to, as a fire

18. Style of jeans with extra space around the thigh

20. Cast out from the body

21. Mario Party item

22. Home of Benny Beaver

24. Subj. with lab work

27. Grazed

28. Small sample

29. Aykroyd of “Ghostbusters:

Frozen Empire”

32. Played in turn

36. Advice to one holding tension

37. Library archives that may be in storage

38. Trout fishing lure

39. ___ loss

40. Super Bowl LIV halftime performer

41. “Animal Farm” structure

42. Gym classes, briefly

43. Dutch astronomer with a namesake “cloud”

45. Sauce for crab cakes, maybe

49. Cereal brand with a High Protein version

53. Hostess offering

55. Skyhook Foundation founder, familiarly

57. Focus of a Royal Canadian centennial on April 1, 2024

58. Apres-ski setting

59. Gets comfy 60. Squirrel away


1. “Mr. ___ Passes By” (A.A. Milne play)

2. Env. stuffer

3. Wild-caught octopus, in a sushi bar

4. Awards in the ad biz

5. Historic building in Baton Rouge, LA or Springfield, IL

6. 1994 Eurodance hit based on an old American folk song

7. Los Juegos Olimpicos prize

8. TikTok offerings involving pencils, maybe

9. Couturier Cassini


10. Vehicle

11. Unpleasant obligation

12. Back-to-school mo.

14. Series with a short-lived “Cyber” offshoot

16. Manga featuring high school student Light Yagami and a mysterious black book

19. What Project Gutenberg offers, in e-book formats

23. When hands are up and down

24. Gargamel’s prey

25. What extreme Dutch sportspeople try to jump with a pole

26. 1967 Stevie Wonder title lyric that’s followed by “If you leave me sad and blue”

29. Places that may have a lot of kicks and trainers

30. ___-garde

31. Current eventsrelated

33. Letter after ka in Spanish

34. Kraken org.

35. 3-D screening

44. What Balatro’s “arcana packs” are themed around

45. “I’m not ___”

46. “Sweet,” in Jamaica

47. Shared mine?

48. Shoe insert

50. ___-Chee All Season Portfolio (retro school folder)

51. “___ and the Swan” (Yeats poem)

52. Root beer dispensers

54. Positional start?

56. “I’ve seen better”


Science started around dusk on May 28, 585 B.C. Don’t take my word for it, that’s the opinion of the late polymath/sci-fi author Isaac Asimov. On that date, the Iranian Medes and Greek Lydians, who’d been warring for six years, were fighting a battle near Turkey’s Halys River when, late in the day, the sun winked out. This was interpreted as a sign that the gods were angry. According to Herodotus, “the day was suddenly turned to night ... so they ceased from fighting, and both parties were the more zealous to make peace.”

Herodotus, known as the Father of History, added the kicker that the event — a total eclipse of the sun — had been predicted by the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus, hence Asimov’s “birth of science” claim. And it’s all just about credible, assuming Thales had access to hundreds of years of Babylonian eclipse records ... and that he was lucky, as we’ll see. Nowadays, of course, it’s easy to predict where and when eclipses will occur, since computers can precisely model the dynamics of our solar system.

How did Thales do it? This was 100 years before Athenian philosophers even realized what a solar eclipse was, i.e. a perfect line-up of the sun, moon and Earth, causing the moon’s shadow to be cast on Earth’s surface, blocking the sun. Assuming the story is true, Thales must have realized that whatever the cause, it happened at predictable intervals. We now know that every solar eclipse is one of a family, a “saros series.” Solar eclipses within a saros series occur every 223 lunations (intervals between new moons), when the sunmoon-Earth line-up recurs. Those 223 lunations are almost exactly 6,585 1/3 days — that is (ignoring leap years) 18 years 11 days 8 hours, the saros period. The one-third of a day means that successive eclipses occur a third of Earth’s rotation apart — if it happens here one day, it’ll happen 6,685 days later at a location eight hours’ time di erence from here.

So the key to Thales’ prediction is that

an eclipse will happen over approximately the same place on Earth every third saros period, that is 19,756 days apart. Assuming he had records showing that eclipses occurred over Anatolia about every 54.09 years, he could have pulled o his amazing — for his era — feat of prognostication. While he might well have figured out the day of the eclipse, he was lucky in pinpointing the place. Although solar eclipses are quite common, with several saros cycles proceeding simultaneously — a total solar eclipse occurs somewhere on Earth’s surface every 18 months or so — they only occur over the same place once every 370 years on average. That’s because the path of totality is quite narrow, typically only about 100 miles wide.

This year’s solar eclipse is number 30 (of 71) of saros cycle No. 139 which started in 1501 and will end in 2601. If, on April 8, you’re on a line between Mazatlan, Mexico, and Gander, Canada, passing through Dallas, Cleveland, Syracuse and Niagara Falls, the sun will be completely blocked by the moon for about four minutes. Of course, if it’s cloudy, you’ll be SOL. Historically, cloud cover along the centerline of this year’s eclipse is pretty i y; the farther north and east you go, the less your chance of a clear view of the eclipsed sun. Here in Humboldt, we’ll get a partial eclipse — better than nothing, but, trust me, nothing to compare to totality. ●

Barry Evans (he/him, barryevans9@ still treasures nearly seven minutes of eclipse, July, 1991, viewed from Baja California.

A photo of the July 11, 1991, solar eclipse. Note the pink plasma “prominences,” hot gases of electrically charged hydrogen and helium. Photo by Barry Evans
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ResortImprovementDistrict No.1SummaryofOrdinance No.75

OnMarch21,2024,ataregular boardmeeting,theResort ImprovementDistrictNo.1Board ofDirectorsapprovedandadopted OrdinanceNo.75bythefollowing vote:

Ayes:Evans,Sommer,Beauchene Noes:Soluri


Thisordinanceestablishesdirec− tors’compensationintheamount of$150perdayforeachday’s attendanceatregularmeetingsof theBoardofDirectors.Formeet− ingsotherthantheregularmonthly Boardmeetings,eachdirectorshall receive$75perdayformeetings lastinglessthanthreehoursand $150perdayformeetingslasting threehoursormore.Compensation shallnotbepaidformorethana totalofthreedaysinanycalendar month.

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A vacancy has occurred on the Board of Trustees of the Arcata School District, effective February 12, 2024. The Board of Trustees is seeking a qualified person to join the Board for the remainder of the term (until the November 2024 election). Please consider joining Board President Brian Hudgens, Board Clerk Christine Ng, and Trustees Anna KT McClure and John Schmidt in promoting student achievement and successfully guiding the District into the future.

Pursuant to Education Code sections 5091 and 5328, the Board of Trustees of the Arcata School District intends to appoint a qualified person to the Board to fulfill this vacancy. Qualifications include being at least 18 years of age and a registered voter, and applicants must live within the designated trustee area. Area 3 is in north Arcata between Highway 101 west to the Westwood neighborhood and Wyatt Lane, and 17th Street north to 27th Street. To determine which trustee area you live in, use the interactive map developed by the District at by entering an address in the search tool at the upper right.

Persons interested in applying may obtain an application online at, or by calling or writing to Superintendent Luke Biesecker at (707) 822-0351, ext. 101;; or 1435 Buttermilk Lane, Arcata CA 95521.

Completed applications must be received in the District Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. The current members of the Board of Trustees will interview applicants in open session at a meeting on Monday, April 8. The successful applicant will be seated at that meeting and shall be afforded all the powers and duties of a Board member upon appointment.

Persons desiring to submit questions for the Board’s consideration in connection with the interview process may submit suggested questions in writing to the District Office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


Humboldt 5325thSt Eureka,CA95501

TheGameZoneLLC CABA20231397788

5325thSt Eureka,CA95501

Thebusinessisconductedbya LimitedLiabilityCompany.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonApril29,2022

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto

Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).


ThisFebruary6,2024 JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 2/15,2/22,2/29,3/7,3/28/2024(24−051)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


Humboldt 3220RedwoodDr#17 Redway,CA95560





Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonOctober2,2023

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11/2024(24−090)

POBox713 Redway,CA95560

MartinaNavarrete 3220RedwoodDr#17 Redway,CA95560

default Margins are just a safe area

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).


ThisFebruary6,2024 JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 2/15,2/22,2/29,3/7,3/28/2024(24−051)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas PAINTEDCOW



Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonOctober2,2023

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto

Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).

/sMartinaNavarrete,Proprietor ThisFebruary8,2024

JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11/2024(24−090)

1426PortKenyonRd Ferndale,CA95536

On April 10, 2024 at 11:00 a.m., Mid Valley Title and Escrow Company, Trustee, or Successor Trustee or Substituted Trustee of that certain Deed of Trust executed by Lisa Kay Caldwell, an unmarried woman, and recorded July 19, 2018 as Instrument No. 2018-013342, of Official Records of Humboldt, California, and pursuant to that certain Notice of Default thereunder recorded December 14, 2023 as Instrument No. 2023-017775, of Official Records of said County, will under and pursuant to said Deed of Trust sell at public auction for cash, lawful money of the United States of America, a cashier’s check payable to said Trustee drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, at the front entrance to the County Courthouse at 825 5th Street, Eureka, CA 95501, all that right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: shown on said Deed of Trust (X)The street address or other common designation of said property: 41717 State Highway 299, Willow Creek, CA 95573 (X)Name and address of the beneficiary at whose request the sale is being conducted: Hawley Trust, PO Box 3044, Monterey, CA 93942 Directions to the above property may be obtained by requesting same in writing from the beneficiary within 10 days from the first publication of this notice. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, as to title, possession or encumbrances to satisfy the unpaid balance due on the note or notes secured by said Deed of Trust, plus estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Sale: $82,634.12 NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED JULY 16, 2018 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-916-939-0772 or visit this internet website: address for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 7066535. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the internet website The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call 1-916939-0772, or visit this internet website, using the file number assigned to this case 7066535 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. The undersigned mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized agent for the mortgagee or beneficiary declares that the mortgagee or beneficiary has satisfied the requirements of California Civil Code 2923.5.


1426PortKenyonRd Ferndale,CA95536

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/7,3/14,3/21,3/28/2024(24−075)

DATED: 03/14/2024 MID VALLEY TITLE AND ESCROW COMPANY Address: 601 Main St., Chico, CA 95928 Phone: (530)

893-5644 BY: GREG WOOD, FORECLOSURE OFFICER NPP0458205 To: NORTH COAST JOURNAL 03/21/2024, 03/28/2024, 04/04/2024

LEGAL NOTICES Continued on next page » • Thursday, March 28, 2024 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL 29


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


Humboldt 1426PortKenyonRd Ferndale,CA95536

LanceGJameton 1426PortKenyonRd Ferndale,CA95536

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect.

Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).

/sLanceJameton,Owner ThisFebruary13,2024

JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/7,3/14,3/21,3/28/2024(24−075)

aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk



ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas



1333GrantAve Arcata,CA95521

AmberCBennett 1333GrantAve Arcata,CA95521

1. Bid Submission. The City of Fortuna (“City”) will accept sealed bids for its P-Street Sewer Replacement Project (“Project”), by or before Tuesday April 19th, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., at Fortuna City Hall, located at 621 11th Street, Fortuna, California, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

2. Project Information.



1333GrantAve Arcata,CA95521

AmberCBennett 1333GrantAve Arcata,CA95521

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonJanuary31,2024

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect.

Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



6. Prevailing Wage Requirements.

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonJanuary31,2024

2.1 Location and Description. The Project is located on P Street (Between Garden lane and 9th St.) in Fortuna CA 95540, and is described as follows:

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect.

The localized removal and replacement of approximately 235 feet of existing sewer main and 5 service laterals

2.2 Time for Completion. The Project must be completed within 21 calendar days from the start date set forth in the Notice to Proceed. City anticipates that the Work will begin on or about June 1, but the anticipated start date is provided solely for convenience and is neither certain nor binding.

Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).

JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/14,3/21,3/28,4/4/2024(24−088)

6.1 General. Pursuant to California Labor Code § 1720 et seq., this Project is subject to the prevailing wage requirements applicable to the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of worker needed to perform the Work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, apprenticeship and similar purposes.



6.2 Rates. These prevailing rates are on file with the City and are available online at http://www. Each Contractor and Subcontractor must pay no less than the specified rates to all workers employed to work on the Project. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work must be at least time and one-half.

JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/14,3/21,3/28,4/4/2024(24−088)

2.3 Front End Documentation. Please see attachment item B for the stamped engineered plan set.

3. License and Registration Requirements.

3.1 License. This Project requires a valid California contractor’s license for the following classification(s): Class A General Contractors license.

3.2 DIR Registration. City may not accept a Bid Proposal from or enter into the Contract with a bidder, without proof that the bidder is registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5, subject to limited legal exceptions.

4. Contract Documents. The plans, specifications, bid forms and contract documents for the Project, and any addenda thereto (“Contract Documents”) may be downloaded from City’s website located at:

Contractors are encouraged to contact the City Public Works Department (707-725-1471) to be added to the plan holders list for distribution of any Bid Addendum’s or supplemental bidding information.

5. Bid Security. The Bid Proposal must be accompanied by bid security of ten percent (10%) of the maximum bid amount, in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to City, or a bid bond executed by a surety licensed to do business in the State of California on the Bid Bond form included with the Contract Documents. The bid security must guarantee that within ten days after City issues the Notice of Potential Award, the successful bidder will execute the Contract and submit the payment and performance bonds, insurance certificates and endorsements, and any other submittals required by the Contract Documents and as specified in the Notice of Potential Award.

Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).


ThisJanuary31,2024 JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/14,3/21,3/28,4/4/2024(24−088)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas



555WagleLane McKinleyville,CA95519

LisaJSpringer 555WagleLane McKinleyville,CA95519

WilburCSpringer 555WagleLane McKinleyville,CA95519

Thebusinessisconductedbya MarriedCouple.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonFebruary26,2024

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect.

Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



6.3 Compliance. The Contract will be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR, under Labor Code § 1771.4.

7. Performance and Payment Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the Contract Price, as further specified in the Contract Documents.

8. Substitution of Securities. Substitution of appropriate securities in lieu of retention amounts from progress payments is permitted under Public Contract Code § 22300.

9. Subcontractor List. Each Subcontractor must be registered with the DIR to perform work on public projects. Each bidder must submit a completed Subcontractor List form with its Bid Proposal, including the name, location of the place of business, California contractor license number, DIR registration number, and percentage of the Work to be performed (based on the base bid price) for each Subcontractor that will perform Work or service or fabricate or install Work for the prime contractor in excess of one-half of 1% of the bid price, using the Subcontractor List form included with the Contract Documents.

10. Instructions to Bidders. All bidders should carefully review the Instructions to Bidders for more detailed information before submitting a Bid Proposal. The definitions provided in Article 1 of the General Conditions apply to all of the Contract Documents, as defined therein, including this Notice Inviting Bids.

11. Estimated Cost. The estimated construction cost of the base bid is $120,000.

12. Retention Percentage. The percentage of retention that will be withheld from progress payments is 5%.


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


Humboldt 1448GStreet Arcata,CA95521

MichelleEStapp 1448GStreet Arcata,CA95521

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonFebruary27,2024

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



JUANP.CERVANTES byjc,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/7,3/14,3/21,3/28/2024(24−076)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


JUANP.CERVANTES byjc,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11/2024(24−099)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas



6449PurdueDr Eureka,CA95503

2482HillcrestDr Eureka,CA95503

CleoBSmith 6449PurdueDr Eureka,CA95503

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonFebruary1,2005

Humboldt 1172PeeplesRd McKinleyville,CA95519


1172PeeplesRd McKinleyville,CA95519

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonJune15,2018

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect.

Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).


WillowJBarger 3036HalfwayAve McKinleyville,CA95519

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).

/sWillowBarger,Owner ThisFebruary28,2024

JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/28,4/4,4/11,4/18/2024(24−103)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas HUMANLEGACYGROUP

Humboldt 1450MartyAve McKinleyville,CA95519

EvanMSchwartz 1450MartyAve McKinleyville,CA95519

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).

/sEvanSchwartz,Founder/Owner ThisMarch6,2024

JUANP.CERVANTES byjc,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/28,4/4,4/11,4/18/2024(24−105)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas COMMONCOMPLIANCE CONSULTING


247LawsonLane Ferndale,CA95536

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).

By: ___________________________________

Date: ________________

Ashley A. Chambers, Deputy City Clerk Publication Date: March 22, 2024 END OF NOTICE INVITING BIDS

/sCleoSmith,Owner ThisMarch18,2024

JUANP.CERVANTES bysg,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/28,4/4,4/11,4/18/2024(24−110)

/sNathanHentley,Owner ThisFebruary28,2024 JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/28,4/4,4/11,4/18/2024(24−104)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


Humboldt 3036HalfwayAve McKinleyville,CA95519

WillowJBarger 3036HalfwayAve McKinleyville,CA95519

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted

BonnieLWright 247LawsonLane Ferndale,CA95536

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonMarch1,2024

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).


CITY OF FORTUNA NOTICE INVITING BIDS LEGAL NOTICES Continued from previous page 30 NORTH COAST JOURNAL • Thursday, March 28, 2024 •


Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/14,3/21,3/28,4/4/2024(24−089)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


Humboldt 2706IStreet Eureka,CA95501

BridgetLRiggins 2706IStreet Eureka,CA95501

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11/2024(24−091)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


Humboldt 1514CityCenterRd McKinleyville,CA95519

LeRoyMurrell 1514CityCenterRd McKinleyville,CA95519

KennethJMurrell 1514CityCenterRd McKinleyville,CA95519

Thebusinessisconductedbya GeneralPartnership. Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonMarch15,1971

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11/2024(24−101)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


Humboldt 12WabashSt Eureka,CA95501

2015BStApt Eureka,CA95501

KassandraARice 12WabashSt Eureka,CA95501

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonJanuary3,2023

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).

/sKassandraRice,Owner ThisMarch15,2024


byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11/2024(24−094)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas HAIRBYSHELI


2017CentralAve McKinleyville,CA95519

1975SagewoodWay#157 McKinleyville,CA95519


1975SagewoodWay#157 McKinleyville,CA95519

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).



JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/28,4/4,4/11,4/18/2024(24−107)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas LOSTCOASTDRONE

Humboldt 142ChurchLane Carlotta,CA95528

RaleighDWilloughby 142ChurchLane Carlotta,CA95528




142ChurchLane Carlotta,CA95528


142ChurchLane Carlotta,CA95528

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonFebruary1,2024 Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).


ThisMarch18,2024 JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/28,4/4,4/11,4/18/2024(24−108)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas DAYLEESPICECO.

Humboldt 1404NSt Eureka,CA95501

TristinLRoberts 1404NSt Eureka,CA95501

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).


ThisMarch19,2024 JUANP.CERVANTES byjr,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11/2024(24−102)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas


Humboldt 1322VernonSt Eureka,CA95501

AmberMWentworth 1322VernonSt Eureka,CA95501

Thebusinessisconductedbyan Individual.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).

/sAmberWentworth,Owner ThisMarch21,2024

JUANP.CERVANTES byjc,HumboldtCountyClerk 3/28,4/4,4/11,4/18/2024(24−106)



PETITIONOF: KARANIGHTINGALE foradecreechangingnamesas follows:

Presentname CAELYNNESKYKNIGHT toProposedName CAELYNNESKYNIGHTINGALE THECOURTORDERSthatall personsinterestedinthismatter appearbeforethiscourtatthe hearingindicatedbelowtoshow cause,ifany,whythepetitionfor changeofnameshouldnotbe granted.Anypersonobjectingto thenamechangesdescribedabove mustfileawrittenobjectionthat includesthereasonsfortheobjec− tionatleasttwocourtdaysbefore thematterisscheduledtobeheard andmustappearatthehearingto showcausewhythepetitionshould notbegranted.Ifnowrittenobjec− tionistimelyfiled,thecourtmay grantthepetitionwithouta hearing.




Toappearremotely,checkin advanceofthehearingforinforma− tionabouthowtodosoonthe court’swebsite.Tofindyourcourt’s website, find−my−court.htm.

advanceofthehearingforinforma− tionabouthowtodosoonthe court’swebsite.Tofindyourcourt’s website, find−my−court.htm.



/s/JohnTFeeney JudgeoftheSuperiorCourt 3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11/2024(24−092)


Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersignedintendstosellthe personalpropertydescribedbelow toenforcealienimposedonsaid propertypursuanttoSections 21700−21716oftheBusiness& ProfessionsCode,Section2328of theUCC,Section535ofthePenal CodeandprovisionsoftheCivil Code.

Propertywillbesoldviaanonline auctionat

Auctionbiddingwillbeginat10:00 AMonApril3rd,2024andwillclose atorafter1:00PMonApril5th, 2024atwhichtimetheauctionwill becompletedandthehighbidder willbedetermined.Theproperty willbeavailableforpickupwhere saidpropertyhasbeenstoredand whichislocatedatAirportRoad Storage,LLC.1000AirportRoad Fortuna,CA95540Countyof Humboldt,StateofCalifornia. (707)725−1234


E66JoseGutierrez B138KariLucas H18JosephFilyau

Saleissubjecttocancellationinthe eventofasettlementbetween ownerandobligatedparty.Please forallothertermsandconditions governingthebiddingandauction process.

Datedthis15thdayofMarch,2024 3/21,3/28/2024(24−097)


ThefollowingpersonisdoingBusi− nessas BonominisMarket


3800LittleFairfield Eureka,CA95503



3800LittleFairfield Eureka,CA95503

Makhan/Baljit,Inc. CA3273473

3800LittleFairfield Eureka,CA95503

Thebusinessisconductedbya LimitedLiabilityCompany

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable.

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).




bysc,HumboldtCountyClerk 2/29,3/7,3/14,3/21,3/28/2024(24−071)


A Celebration of Life for Solon B. Holstein, PhD

It will take place on April 7, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Temple Beth El, 3233 T St, Eureka, CA.




/s/JohnTFeeney JudgeoftheSuperiorCourt 3/21,3/28,4/4,4/11/2024(24−092)

Makhan/Baljit,Inc. CA3273473


3800LittleFairfield Eureka,CA95503



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Fortuna Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2024, at 6:00 P.M. at City Hall, 621 - 11th Street in Fortuna, California to consider approval of a conditional use permit application to allow residential use in the Commercial Thoroughfare (CT) zone. Location: 619 Main Street; Zoning: Commercial Thoroughfare (CT); APN: 040-173-005; Applicant: Fernando Olea. You are invited to come to the Public Hearing to ask questions or comment on the proposed project. The meeting is scheduled to stream live on Access Humboldt. Information on the project is available for review at the Community Development Department at City Hall, 621 11th Street, on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. To submit public comments prior to the meeting, please email comments to Katey Schmidt at by noon on Monday, April 8, 2024. To provide public comment during the meeting either attend in person at City Hall, 621 11th Street, Fortuna, CA, or phone in: 1-669-900-9128.

Thedateregistrantcommencedto transactbusinessundertheficti− tiousbusinessnameornamelisted aboveonNotApplicable.

Ideclarethatallinformationinthis statementistrueandcorrect. Aregistrantwhodeclaresastrue anymaterialmatterpursuantto Section17913oftheBusinessand ProfessionsCodethattheregis− trantknowstobefalseisguiltyofa misdemeanorpunishablebyafine nottoexceedonethousanddollars ($1,000).

/sMakhanPurewel,President ThisFebruary22,2024

JUANP.CERVANTES bysc,HumboldtCountyClerk


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HICAP Counselor/Volunteer Coordinator based in Eureka.

Full time position (35 hrs./week). Provides assista nce to Medicare eligible beneficiaries. Duties include inf orming the public about Medicare and private health insura nce programs and assisting beneficiaries through counse ling and advocacy with informed decision making. Under the direction of the HICAP Manager, provides primar y support for and supervision of HICAP volunteers including training, scheduling, and technical assis tance. Generous holiday, vacation, sick leave, health and dental benefits. 403(b) retirement plan.

Non-exempt position. $19.50-$21.50 hourly DOE.

Application and full job description can be found at or in person at A1AA, 333 J Street – Eureka – CA 95501.

For more information contact HICAP: 707-444-3000

Pre-employment background check is required. Open until filled.

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K’ima:w Medical Center an entity of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, is seeking applicants for the following positions:


COORDINATOR – FT/Regular ($79,539 - $101,596 DOE)

FLOATING SUPPORT CLERK – FT Regular ($17.17-$23.77)


MMIP ADVOCATE/EDUCATOR – FT Regular ($19.54 - $26.33 per hour)

PRC COORDINATOR – FT/ Regular ($32.95-$35.49 hr.)

MEDICATION REFILL CLERK – FT/ Regular ($16.24-$22.48 hr.)

DESK TECHNICIAN – FT Regular ($18.54-$20.86 per hour DOE)

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN – FT Regular ($19.54 - $26.33 DOE)


MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST – FT/ Regular ($17.90-$24.25 per hour DOE).

EMT-1 – Temporary and FT Regular ($16.00 - $18.00 DOE)



COALITION COORDINATOR – FT Regular ($17.14 - $20.01 per hour)


MEDICAL RECORDS SPECIALIST – FT Regular ($18.62 - $23.77 per hour DOE)

MAT CARE MANAGER NURSE – FT/Regular (Salary DOE and licensure) RN or LVN Licensure.

CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT – FT Regular ($20.44 - $27.55 per hour DOE)

MEDICAL ASSISTANT – FT Regular ($18.62 - $25.09 per hour DOE)

DENTAL HYGIENIST – FT/Regular ($39.00-43.00 DOE)

PHYSICIAN – FT/Regular ($290K-$330K)

MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN – FT/Regular (DOE licensure and experience) LMFT, LCSW, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist

DENTIST – FT/Regular ($190K-$240K)

All positions above are Open Until Filled, unless otherwise stated.

For an application, job description, and additional information, contact: K’ima:w Medical Center, Human Resources, PO Box 1288, Hoopa, CA, 95546 OR call 530-625-4261 OR apply on our website: https:// for a copy of the job description and to complete an electronic application. Resume/ CV are not accepted without a signed application.

Easter Services


invites you to enjoy a special musical program to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, the Living Word!

Please join us on Saturday, March 30, at 4:00 PM at 4251 F Street.

Light refreshments to follow.

March 31st

Sunday Worship is at 10 a.m. FortunaUmc • Thursday, March 28, 2024 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL 33 default
Fortuna United Methodist Church 922 N Street, Fortuna 707 725-4914

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Part-time 15-20 hours a week position Works 3 to 4 days. Responsible for customer service, billing, administrative support to the General Manager. Secretary to the Board of Directors one evening a month -. $20-23 hour DOE, Computer experience for record keeping using Excel, Word required, Quick books, Bookkeeping and Grant experience desired. One year in an office setting and a valid Class C Drivers license required. Modest IRA contribution. 21 planned time off days and 12 sick days annually prorated to 40 hr wk.

Full position description and application details available from

Submit resume, current letters of reference and cover letter (responding to full position description) as single combined pdf to indicated email address.

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1 pers. $24,500, 2 pers. $28,000;

3 pers. $31,500; 4 pers. $34,950;

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Barbara Davenport Associate Broker

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Come see this turn key 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Pierson home in highly desirable McKinleyville. Every surface of the interior has been tastefully remodeled creating a seamless transition for its new owner. Boasting meticulous attention to detail, the home offers butcher block counters, wood beam accents, new paint inside and out, oversized mud/laundry room, large closets, built in cabinets, a sunny bonus room that could act as an office or third bedroom and so much more. Outside, the large flat lot features ample space for gardening & hobbies, hot tub pad with power hook up, and is currently surrounded on the property lines with mature landscaping. Detached shop, community sewer & water, bonus well and pull through driveway add to the allure and convenience. This oversized lot also offers the possibility for future construction. Enjoy end of the road privacy while being conveniently located minutes from parks, schools, shopping, and Highway 101 access.


Premium hunting property boasting a newly drilled well end of the road privacy and beautiful rolling meadows.

The 1,000 sq. ft. open concept cabin with a full bathroom and loft was just completed last year with new electric, septic, and a large deck with stunning views. Plenty of space for gardening, animals, and great solar energy potential! Cannabis permit for 10k sq.ft. can be included in sale.


Versatile Holmes Flat farm boarding Redwoods State Park! Parcel features a 3 bed, 1 bath home, 2 fully automated greenhouses, Redwood timber, and outbuildings. Ideal location for farming, horses, cannabis and more!


One of a kind ±160 acre property conveniently located off South Fork Road. Enjoy beautiful views, lush meadows, a mixture of fir and oak timber, and two creeks running though the parcel. Property is surrounded by Forest Service offering privacy and seclusion.

410 BEACH DRIVE, MANILA $185,000

Dreaming of stepping out your front door to take a sunset beach walk? Then consider this NorCal undeveloped coastal property adjacent to a stretch of ten uninterrupted miles of public dunes and beaches. The parcel offers wild and wonderful open space with a dynamic and panoramic sky. The zoning is single family residential and will require a coastal development permit from the county. Seller has completed some of the necessary legwork and requirements. OMC with 50% down.


Discover this thoughtfully crafted Freshwater Valley estate on 5.5 acres, offering tranquility just minutes from town. Set alongside year-round Freshwater Creek, this custom 2900 sq ft home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an open concept living/dining/kitchen. A multi-panel accordion door seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor living, opening onto a large deck with southern exposure. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and the grand primary suite offers a spacious walk-in closet and luxurious spa bathroom. Equestrian facilities, a fruit orchard, and a large barn/shop with second unit potential complete this retreat, celebrating the essence of the Northcoast. • Thursday, March 28, 2024 • NORTH COAST JOURNAL 35
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